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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Too eager to help where one is not needed.

Usage examples (33)
  • No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.
  • There is a kind of officious attentiveness which is really the expression of a species of vanity.
  • A simplistic way of looking at this would be to adopt a kind of officious bystander test who is stood alongside the states making the treaties.
  • Incomparably clever is the satire on the benevolent societies which exist to furnish a kind of officious sense of virtue to their aristocratic members. for more
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