officiousness


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of·fi·cious

 (ə-fĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others: an officious host; officious attention.
2. Informal; unofficial.
3. Archaic Motivated by the desire to help others.

[Latin officiōsus, obliging, dutiful, from officium, duty; see office.]

of·fi′cious·ly adv.
of·fi′cious·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.officiousness - aggressiveness as evidenced by intrudingofficiousness - aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation
aggressiveness - the quality of being bold and enterprising
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Translations
فُضولِيَّه
geskæftighed
afskiptasemi
işgüzarlık

officiousness

[əˈfɪʃəsnɪs] Noficiosidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

officiousness

n(Dienst)beflissenheit f, → Übereifer m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

officiousness

[əˈfɪʃəsnɪs] ninvadenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

officially

(əˈfiʃəli) adverb
1. (negative unofficially) as an official. He attended the ceremony officially.
2. formally. The new library was officially opened yesterday.
3. according to what is announced publicly (though not necessarily true in fact). Officially he is on holiday – actually he is working on a new book.
officiate (əˈfiʃieit) verb
to do the duty or service of an office or official position. The new clergyman officiated at the wedding.
officious (əˈfiʃəs) adjective
offering help etc in order to interfere. His mother-in-law is so officious that he does not let her visit his house.
ofˈficiously adverb
ofˈficiousness noun
ˈoffice-bearer noun
a person who holds a position of authority in a society etc.
through the (kind) offices of
with the help of. I got the job through the kind offices of a friend.
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References in classic literature ?
His ease and cheerfulness rendered him a most agreeable addition to their evening party; and he bore with the ill-judged officiousness of the mother, and heard all her silly remarks with a forbearance and command of countenance particularly grateful to the daughter.
OFFICIOUSNESS OF KORY-KORY--HIS DEVOTION--A BATH IN THE STREAM--WANT OF REFINEMENT OF THE TYPEE DAMSELS--STROLL WITH MEHEVI--A TYPEE HIGHWAY--THE TABOO GROVES--THE HOOLAH HOOLAH GROUND--THE TI--TIMEWORN SAVAGES--HOSPITALITY OF MEHEVI--MIDNIGHT MUSINGS--ADVENTURES IN THE DARK--DISTINGUISHED HONOURS PAID TO THE VISITORS--STRANGE PROCESSION AND RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF MARHEYO
Wickson exercised tremendous social power in the university town, and from them emanated the sentiment that I was a too-forward and self-assertive young woman with a mischievous penchant for officiousness and interference in other persons' affairs.
Hargrave asked if I felt cold, and shut the door - a very unseasonable piece of officiousness, for I had meditated following the noisy playfellows if they did not speedily return.
Sam and Andy ran and shouted,--dogs barked here and there,--and Mike, Mose, Mandy, Fanny, and all the smaller specimens on the place, both male and female, raced, clapped hands, whooped, and shouted, with outrageous officiousness and untiring zeal.
Grief is such a leveller, with its own dignity and its own humility, that the noble and the peasant, the beggar and the monarch, will waive their pretensions to external rank without the officiousness of interference on our part.
The craze of an old woman--the fussy officiousness of a blundering elderly Englishman.
Without all the qualities which made him the jest and the torment of those among whom he lived, without the officiousness, the effrontery, the toad-eating, the insensibility to reproof, he never could have produced so excellent a book.
Crooks remarked: "I said last season that Premier League referees were becoming unpopular due to their over officiousness.
That they demanded higher salaries was not really the problem, it was their demeanor, that "air of superiority," of officiousness that rubbed my mother and her peers the wrong way.
Hence the court should affirm Cilek's admirably prickly resistance to Minnesota's officiousness. Today more than ever, with freedom of expression increasingly threatened, an American's default position regarding restrictions should be: Don't tread on me.
Away from the political front-line, Lim's biggest hurdle in the state is PKR lawmakers who are said to be starting to chafe at his officiousness.