officious in English

assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, especially with regard to petty or trivial matters.
a policeman came to move them on, an officious, spiteful man

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Below are sample sentences containing the word "officious" from the English Dictionary. We can refer to these sentence patterns for sentences in case of finding sample sentences with the word "officious", or refer to the context using the word "officious" in the English Dictionary.

1. He is an officious leader.

2. a nasty officious little man.

3. Foreign office officious ask to see the prisoner.

4. There was pushing and pushing and officious cries.

5. You are rather disposed to call his interference officious?

6. They wouldn't welcome any officious interference from the police.

7. The consul's manner toward all tourists was officious.

8. She bustles about cooking breakfast in a most officious manner.

9. He had a reputation for being politically officious and self - serving.

10. On the other hand,( there are still many officious people.

11. He's an officious little man and widely disliked in the company.

12. We were tired of being pushed around by the officious guy.

13. Why, we wonder, were Darlington police so officious over this?

14. Because he had no real authority, the clerk acted in officious way.

15. 'I'll see,' the nurse said, with an officious toss of her head .

16. Busybodies definition: a meddlesome , prying , or officious person Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

17. Firmness, she thought, was the only way to deal with the officious little man.

18. I moved because I can't put up with officious landlady any longer.

19. She remained the same officious and imaginative Mrs. Penniman, that we have hitherto known.

20. It's always the same man - short, stocky, balding , with officious manner and distant blue eyes. "

21. When people put on uniforms, their attitude becomes more confident and their manner more officious.

22. Back in the car park, I found that an officious traffic warden had decided to make my day.

23. Bossy has many synonyms, such as pushy, overbearing, imperious, officious, high-handed, authoritarian, dictatorial, and controlling

24. Hypernyms ("Buttinsky" is a kind of): meddler (an officious annoying person who interferes with others)

25. I got held up by an officious receptionist who wouldn't let me in until I'd answered all her questions.

26. Fabio raised it, ironically, but Sergio was already back in the kitchen, doing something officious with the salad dressing.

27. The people at the tax department were very officious, and kept everyone waiting for hours while they checked their papers.

28. Hierarchy simply served to protect the incompetent and the officious from external control through the mutual support of superiors and subordinates.

29. If he hadn't been an incredibly brainy person he would have been an officious one-eyed council clerk or something.

30. He felt shamed and humiliated by the officious treatment he received at the hands of the pompous men at Immigration.

31. Buttinsky: 1 n a meddler who tends to butt in Type of: meddler an officious annoying person who interferes with others

32. Busybody - a person who meddles in the affairs of others nosey-parker , nosy-parker , quidnunc meddler - an officious annoying person who interferes with others

33. Champerty is, “an agreement to divide litigation proceeds between the owner of the litigated claim and a party unrelated to the lawsuit who supports or helps enforce the claim.” [iv] The policy basis for Champerty was to preclude “stirring up litigation” and to dissuade the “officious intermeddler.”

34. “Champerty is a form of maintenance, and occurs when the person maintaining another takes as his reward a portion of the property in dispute.” ( Unruh v Seeberger (2007) 10 HKCFAR 31 , para 85) Maintenance and Champerty were made criminal offences to combat officious intermeddling in litigation and prevent the subversion of justice during