Definition of Officiousness

1. Noun. Aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation.

Exact synonyms: Intrusiveness, Meddlesomeness
Generic synonyms: Aggressiveness
Attributes: Intrusive, Not Intrusive, Unintrusive
Derivative terms: Intrusive, Meddlesome, Officious



Definition of Officiousness

1. Noun. The quality of being officious ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Officiousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Officiousness

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officiousness (current term)
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Literary usage of Officiousness

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1. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1900)
"OF IMPERTINENT DILIGENCE OR OVER-officiousness THAT which we term a foolish ... or officiousness is a counterfeiting of our words and actions with a shew or ..."

2. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1853)
"... owing to the dislike which Middleton bore him for his officiousness in the matter of his excommunication, and which that nobleman had not forgotten. ..."

3. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"... which Middleton bore him for his officiousness in the matter of his excommunication, and which that nobleman had not forgotten. ..."

4. Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1846)
"Lord Dartmouth's letter on the subject of the Bishop's officiousness.—Anne's character.—Her attachment to " ceremonies and customs. ..."

5. Plymouth and the Pilgrims: Or, Incidents of Adventure in the History of the by Joseph Banvard (1851)
"Indian officiousness. —- The Owner of the buried Corn found. — The lost Boy restored. — Natives rewarded. — Rumors of War. — Danger of the Colony. ..."

6. Antigua and the Antiguans: a Full Account of the Colony and Its Inhabitants by Flannigan, Mrs Lanaghan (1844)
"... home scenes— The young men—Extreme officiousness—Higher classes of colour— Coloured Hebes—The chapel tea-party—Gastronomy and speeches —Wesleyan bazaar, ..."

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