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See definition of officiousness on Dictionary.com
  • as incuriosity
  • as ininquisitiveness
  • as innosiness
  • as inrudeness
  • as insnoopiness

synonyms for officiousness

  • concern
  • inquisitiveness
  • interest
  • eagerness
  • interestedness
  • intrusiveness
  • investigation
  • meddlesomeness
  • meddling
  • nosiness
  • prying
  • questioning
  • snoopiness
  • inquiring mind
  • inquiringness
  • mental acquisitiveness
  • searching
  • snooping
  • thirst for knowledge

antonyms for officiousness

MOST RELEVANT
  • incuriosity
  • incuriousness
  • apathy
  • disinterest
  • disregard
  • indifference
  • unconcern
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How to use officiousness in a sentence

In Tayabas the officiousness of the Governor almost brought him to an untimely end.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
"A slip of the tongue, which Miss Ida would not have noticed, but for your officiousness," answered Charley.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
Lavater's officiousness is well enough known, and disapproved by all right-thinking men.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
In any house that we wished to enter we always experienced a kind reception and without officiousness.
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAWILLIAM BLIGH
To illustrate this, let us consider the main danger of childish docility and parental officiousness.
A TREATISE ON PARENTS AND CHILDRENGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
"So perhaps by my officiousness I converted an innocent prank into something more serious," she concluded.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
Love of money, and a charitable officiousness of demeanour, were his leading characteristics.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
I laughed at the negro's officiousness, which the man did not appear to resent.
HUMPHREY BOLDHERBERT STRANG
Such officiousness was intolerable, and it was plain that the strongest protest must be made against it.
THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOLUME 03VARIOUS
General Wilkinson accuses him of officiousness with the Spaniards and of gross immorality on board his boat on the river.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, VOLUME 2 (OF 14), 1899VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO OFFICIOUSNESS

  • concern
  • eagerness
  • inquiring mind
  • inquiringness
  • inquisitiveness
  • interest
  • interestedness
  • intrusiveness
  • investigation
  • meddlesomeness
  • meddling
  • mental acquisitiveness
  • nosiness
  • officiousness
  • prying
  • questioning
  • searching
  • snoopiness
  • snooping
  • thirst for knowledge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.