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Princeton's WordNet

  1. officiouslyadverb

    in an officious manner

    "nothing so fatal as to strive too officiously for an abstract quality like beauty"

Wiktionary

  1. officiouslyadverb

    in an officious manner

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Officiouslyadverb

    Etymology: from officious.

    The most corrupt are most obsequious grown,
    And those they scorn’d, officiously they own. Dryden.

    Flatt’ring crouds officiously appear,
    To give themselves, not you, an happy year. Dryd.

    Let thy goats officiously be nurst,
    And led to living streams to quench their thirst. Dryd.

ChatGPT

  1. officiously

    Officiously refers to acting in an overly eager or intrusive manner, typically involving actions that are unnecessary or unwanted. This usually entails asserting authority in an annoyingly domineering way, especially with regard to petty or trivial matters.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of officiously in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of officiously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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