Mes. Hale, id hate to have men coming into my kitchen, snooping around and criticizing
MRS. HALE. I’d hate to have men coming into my kitchen, snooping around and criticizing.
Which word has a meaning similar to “snooping” as it is used in this excerpt?
From the sentence, Mrs Hale is using a negative tone as she expresses her wish that she does not want men coming into her kitchen to snoop around.
Here, the word "snooping" means interfering in something.
The word that has a similar meaning to the word "snooping" is "intruding" because it means involving yourself into something without invitation.
The other options are wrong because looking does not adequately convey the message Mrs Hale was trying to pass across as looking does not mean interference.
Peering is a form of secretly looking at something which does not show interference, neither does searching.