adverb see officious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • officiously — officious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ asserting authority or interfering in an overbearing way. DERIVATIVES officiously adverb officiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • officiously — adverb in an officious manner nothing so fatal as to strive too officiously for an abstract quality like beauty • Derived from adjective: ↑officious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Officiously — Officious Of*fi cious, a. [L. officiosus: cf. F. officieux. See {Office}.] 1. Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty. [R.] [1913 Webster] If there were any lie in the case, it could be no more than an officious and venial one. Note on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • officiously — See officious. * * * …   Universalium

  • officiously — adverb in an officious manner …   Wiktionary

  • officiously — É™ fɪʃəslɪ adv. in an officious manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • officiously — of·fi·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • officiously — See: officious …   English dictionary

  • officiously adv — I prefer trout to salmon, Tom said officiously …   English expressions

  • officious — officiously, adv. officiousness, n. /euh fish euhs/, adj. 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:… …   Universalium

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