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synonyms for officious

  • busy
  • forward
  • impertinent
  • inquisitive
  • interfering
  • intrusive
  • meddlesome
  • meddling
  • obtrusive
  • opinionated
  • overzealous
  • pragmatic
  • pushy
  • rude
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antonyms for officious

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  • modest
  • shy
  • timid
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How to use officious in a sentence

This will minimize your contact with the person in question and, as an added bonus, annoy her as being bureaucratic and officious.
MISS MANNERS: BUMPING UP WEDDING DOESN’T REQUIRE FRIEND’S PERMISSIONJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The officious friend joined the family too, and he held up his hands in horror when he heard of it.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
But she made herself so intensely and disagreeably officious that his patience was sorely tried.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The report was merely the outcome of the officious meddling of his physician, Addington, and one of Bute's friends.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
It had been moved by officious servants; doubtless the contents had been put in the wardrobe.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
With my officious informant, I had every inclination to pick a quarrel.
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSZACHARY F. SMITH
Why should their good advice, or even their urgent importunity, be deemed officious or be treated with contempt?
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
"Yes," exclaimed Lady Eleanor, pushing back from her the officious bands that ministered about her.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
They are officious to replenish the cup of joy, and no less prompt to sweeten and mitigate the bitter draughts of sorrow.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
The breezy geniality of their shipboard acquaintance did not strike Harry as officious or obtrusive now.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
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WORDS RELATED TO OFFICIOUS

  • assertive
  • authoritarian
  • autocratic
  • commanding
  • confident
  • decisive
  • dictatorial
  • doctrinaire
  • dogmatic
  • dominating
  • imperative
  • imperious
  • imposing
  • masterly
  • officious
  • peremptory
  • self-assured
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.