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officious

adjective of·fi·cious \ə-ˈfi-shəs\

—used to describe an annoying person who tries to tell other people what to do in a way that is not wanted or needed

Full Definition of OFFICIOUS

1
archaic
a :  kind, obliging
b :  dutiful
2
:  volunteering one's services where they are neither asked nor needed :  meddlesome
3
of·fi·cious·ly adverb
of·fi·cious·ness noun

Examples of OFFICIOUS

  1. <an officious little man who was always telling everyone else how to do their jobs>

Origin of OFFICIOUS

Latin officiosus, from officium service, office
First Known Use: 1565

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