What does officiousness mean?

Definitions for officiousness

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word officiousness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrusiveness, meddlesomeness, officiousnessnoun

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


  1. officiousnessnoun

    The quality of being officious

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Officiousnessnoun

    Etymology: from officious.

    I shew my officiousness by an offering, though I betray my poverty by the measure. Robert South, Serm.

    In whom is required understanding as in a man, courage and vivacity as in a lion, service and ministerial officiousness as in the ox, and expedition as in the eagle. Thomas Browne, V. Err.


  1. officiousness

    Officiousness is the act or quality of being excessively eager to deliver unasked-for or unwanted help, advice, or services. It typically refers to a situation where one meddles in the business of others, often in an intrusive or unnecessary manner.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce officiousness?

How to say officiousness in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of officiousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of officiousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Translations for officiousness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for officiousness »


Find a translation for the officiousness definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"officiousness." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 13 Jun 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/officiousness>.

Discuss these officiousness definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for officiousness? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    A dependable
    B witless
    C tight
    D opaque

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for officiousness: