officiously adv

officiously adv
"I prefer trout to salmon," Tom said officiously.

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  • Officiously — Officious Of*fi cious, a. [L. officiosus: cf. F. officieux. See {Office}.] 1. Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty. [R.] [1913 Webster] If there were any lie in the case, it could be no more than an officious and venial one. Note on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • officiously — É™ fɪʃəslɪ adv. in an officious manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fish n — officiously adv, selfishly adv, superficially adv, wolfishly adv …   English expressions

  • officious — officiously, adv. officiousness, n. /euh fish euhs/, adj. 1. objectionably aggressive in offering one s unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome: an officious person. 2. marked by or proceeding from such forwardness:… …   Universalium

  • officious — [[t]əfɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as officious, you are critical of them because they are eager to tell people what to do when you think they should not. They wouldn t welcome any officious interference from the… …   English dictionary

  • officious — of|fi|cious [əˈfıʃəs] adj too eager to tell people what to do used to show disapproval ▪ an officious traffic warden >officiously adv >officiousness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • officious — [ə fish′əs] adj. [L officiosus < officium,OFFICE] 1. Obs. ready to serve; obliging 2. offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome, esp. in a highhanded or overbearing way 3. in diplomacy, unofficial or informal officiously …   English World dictionary

  • officious — adj. 1 asserting one s authority aggressively; domineering. 2 intrusive or excessively enthusiastic in offering help etc.; meddlesome. 3 Diplomacy informal, unofficial. Derivatives: officiously adv. officiousness n. Etymology: L officiosus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inofficiously — In of*fi cious*ly, adv. Not officiously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meddle — meddler, n. meddlingly, adv. /med l/, v.i., meddled, meddling. to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly: Stop meddling in my personal life! [1250 1300; ME medlen < OF me(s)dler, var. of… …   Universalium

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