Definition of officious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    officious

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//əˈfɪʃəs//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1too ready to tell people what to do or to use the power you have to give orders synonym self-important
  2. 2 a nasty, officious, little man
officiously
 
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adverb “You can't park here,” he said officiously.
officiousness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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