Meddlesomeness


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Meddlesomeness

Mediation (See PEACEMAKING.)
Norris, Mrs.
interfering, spiteful, gossiping busybody. [Br. Lit.: Austen Mansfield Park in Magill I, 562]
Werle, Gregers
interferes with the Ekdals’ lives and brings about their daughter’s suicide, [Nor. Drama: Ibsen The Wild Duck in Magill I, 1113]
Whiteside, Sheridan
meddles in his host’s family affairs and insults the townspeople by interfering. [Am. Drama: The Man Who Came to Dinner in Benét, 631]
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physical defects and blameworthy character traits, such as ugliness, blackness, leprosy, blindness, insanity, being boring, stinginess, stupidity, meddlesomeness, mendacity, apostasy, dirtiness (pp.