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3 definitions found
 for Officious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Officious \Of*fi"cious\, a. [L. officiosus: cf. F. officieux.
     See Office.]
     1. Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty. [R.]
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              If there were any lie in the case, it could be no
              more than an officious and venial one. --Note on
                                                    Gen. xxvii.
                                                    (Douay
                                                    version).
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     2. Disposed to serve; kind; obliging. [Archaic]
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              Yet not to earth are those bright luminaries
              Officious.                            --Milton.
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              They were tolerably well bred, very officious,
              humane, and hospitable.               --Burke.
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     3. Importunately interposing services; intermeddling in
        affairs in which one has no concern; meddlesome.
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              You are too officious
              In her behalf that scorns your services. --Shak.
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     Syn: Impertinent; meddling. See Impertinent.
          [1913 Webster] -- Of*fi"cious*ly, adv. --
          Of*fi"cious*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  officious
      adj 1: intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an
             interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly
             making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about
             other people's business" [syn: interfering,
             meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy,
             busybodied]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "officious":
     aggressive, bold, busy, busybody, demanding, dictatorial, forward,
     impertinent, importunate, inquisitive, insistent, interfering,
     intruding, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, obtrusive,
     persistent, presumptuous, prying, pushing, pushy, self-appointed,
     snoopy
  
  

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