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officious

of·fi·cious

officious

 
pronunciation:
fI shs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: overly eager or aggressive in offering unrequested or unwanted service to others.
Our conversations were frequently interrupted by our host's officious personal secretary.
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derivations: officiously (adv.), officiousness (n.)