Officious

Definition of Officious

Of`fi´cious
a.1.Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty.
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).
2.Disposed to serve; kind; obliging.
Yet not to earth are those bright luminaries
Officious.
- Milton.
They were tolerably well bred, very officious, humane, and hospitable.
- Burke.
3.Importunately interposing services; intermeddling in affairs in which one has no concern; meddlesome.
You are too officious
In her behalf that scorns your services.
- Shak.

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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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