pry [prahy] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||interfere in someone else's business|
|Synonyms:||be a busybody, be all ears, be curious, be inquisitive, be nosy, bug*, ferret out, gape, gaze, hunt, inquire, intrude, investigate, listen in, meddle, nose, peek, peep, peer, poke, poke nose into, ransack, reconnoiter, rubberneck, search, snoop, spy, stare, tap, tune in on, wiretap|
|Category:||4. Contemplative Affections|
wonder, marvel, admire; be surprised; start; stare; open one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyes; gloar; gape, open one's mouth, hold one's breath; look aghast, stand aghast, stand agog; look blank (disappointment); tomber des nues; not believe one's eyes, not believe one's ears, not believe one's senses., not be able to account for (unintelligible); not know whether one stands on one's head or one's heels., surprise, astonish, amaze, astound; dumfound, dumfounder; startle, dazzle; daze; strike, strike with wonder, strike with awe; electrify; stun, stupefy, petrify, confound, bewilder, flabbergast, stagger, throw on one's beam ends, fascinate, turn the head, take away one's breath, strike dumb; make one's hair stand on end, make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's mouth; make one stare., take by surprise (be unexpected)., be wonderful; beggar description, beggar the imagination, baffle description; stagger belief.
surprised; aghast, all agog, breathless, agape; open-mouthed; awestruck, thunderstruck, moonstruck, planet-struck; spellbound; lost in amazement, lost in wonder, lost in astonishment; struck all of a heap, unable to believe one's senses, like a duck ion thunder., wonderful, wondrous; surprising; unexpected; unheard of; mysterious (inexplicable); miraculous. indescribable, inexpressible, ineffable; unutterable, unspeakable., monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, marvelous; inconceivable, incredible; inimaginable, unimaginable; strange (uncommon); passing strange., striking; overwhelming; wonder-working.
wonderfully; fearfully; for a wonder, in the name of wonder; strange to say; mirabile dictu, mirabile visu; to one's great surprise., with wonder, with gaping mouth; with open eyes, with upturned eyes.
vox faucibus haesit; one's hair standing on end.
|Antonyms:||expectance (absence of wonder)|
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