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officious

adjective uk   us   /əˈfɪʃ.əs/ disapproving
too eager to tell people what to do and having too high an opinion of your own importance: He's an officious little man and widely disliked in the company.
officiously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
officiousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “officious”
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛指手畫腳的,愛發號施令的, 自以為是的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爱指手画脚的,爱发号施令的, 自以为是的…
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