Friday, July 8, 2011

officious

officious [ uh’-FISH-uh’ s ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 characterized by excessive intrusiveness, offering unwanted services or advice to others; meddlesome
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Officious interference in almost all matters by the bureaucracy has been the bane of our country.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 My friend Reilly has the perfect put-down for that officious secretary with the superior, mock-British accent who fends off all phone calls to her boss with some icy variation of, "Can I tell him the subject of your call?"