/əˈfɪʃ əs/

adjective

1 a disposed to serve. b kind. c obliging. 2 a importunately interposing services. b intermeddling in affairs in which one has no concern. c meddlesome.

The burly masseuse working the morning shift at the spa did not have to officiously push George into springing for his special “extra happy” package. While George was a good Christian, he was a better business man. And a full release for just $35 more was a deal he could not let pass.


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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Officious.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/officious. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “officious”, accessed October 24, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/officious.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Officious. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/officious


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