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Meaning of officious

of•fi•cious

Pronunciation: (u-fish'us), [key]
— adj.
  1. objectionably aggressive in offering one's unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome: an officious person.
  2. marked by or proceeding from such forwardness: officious interference.
  3. ready to serve; obliging.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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