- officious (adj.)
- 1560s, "zealous, eager to serve," from Latin officiosus "full of courtesy, dutiful, obliging," from officium "duty, service" (see office). Sense of "meddlesome, doing more than is asked or required" had emerged by 1600 (in officiously). An officious lie (1570s) is one told to do good to another person (from Latin mendocium officiosum or French mensonge officieux). Related: Officiousness.
- 1. a nasty officious little man
- 2. When people put on uniforms, their attitude becomes more confident and their manner more officious.
- 3. They wouldn't welcome any officious interference from the police.
- 4. He is a harsh man, at once pompous and officious.
- 他是个严酷的人, 既自负又爱管闲事.
- 5. He had a reputation for being politically officious and self - serving.
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