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Synonyms for officious
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodied(adj)

    intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

    "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"

    Synonyms:
    interfering, busybodied, meddling, meddlesome, fussy, engaged, busy, in use(p)

    Antonyms:
    not intrusive, unintrusive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. officious

    Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.

    Synonyms:
    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

    Antonyms:
    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Preposition:
    Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. officious

    Synonyms:
    meddling, interfering, pushing, forward, intrusive, intermeddling

    Antonyms:
    backward, negligent, remiss, unofficious, retiring, modest, backward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. officious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    meddlesome, interfering, intermeddling, obtrusive, busy, pragmatical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. officious(a)

    Synonyms:
    meddlesome, intrusive, obtrusive, pragmatical, impertinent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    zealous, callous

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How to use officious in a sentence?

  1. Edward Abbey:

    No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.

  2. Edward Abbey:

    No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.


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