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Word of the Day 08/24/15 Officious

Officious (adjective)
officious [uh-fish-uh s]


adjective
1. objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome: an officious person.
2. marked by or proceeding from such forwardness: officious interference.
3. Obsolete. ready to serve; obliging.

Can be confused
official, officiate.

Synonyms
1. interfering, meddling.

Antonyms
1. retiring.

Origin: 1555-65; < Latin officiosus obliging, dutiful, equivalent to offici (um) office + -osus -ous

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