un-prying

prying

[prahy-ing]
adjective
1.
that pries; looking or searching curiously.
2.
impertinently or unnecessarily curious or inquisitive.

Origin:
1950–55; pry1 + -ing2

pryingly, adverb
pryingness, noun
unprying, adjective


1. peeping, peering, peeking. 2. nosy. See curious.
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Word Origin & History

pry
"look inquisitively," 1307, from prien "to peer in," of unknown origin, perhaps from O.E. bepriwan "to wink."

pry
"raise by force," 1823 (originally also a noun, "an instrument for prying, a crowbar"), alteration of prize (as though it were a plural) in obsolete sense of "lever" (c.1300), from O.Fr. prise "a taking hold, grasp" (see prize (n.2)).
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