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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

of•fi•ciousəˈfɪʃ əs(adj.)

  1. objectionably aggressive in offering unrequested and unwanted help or advice; meddlesome.

  2. marked by or proceeding from such forwardness.

  3. Obs. ready to serve; obliging.

Origin of officious:

1555–65; < L officiōsus obliging, dutiful =offici(um)office+-ōsus -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrusiveness, meddlesomeness, officiousness(noun)

    aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation


  1. officiousness(Noun)

    The quality of being officious

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