Monday, July 28, 2008

Word of the Week

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: officious interference.
3.Obsolete. ready to serve; obliging.

—Related forms
of·fi·cious·ly, adverb
of·fi·cious·ness, noun

1. interfering, meddling.

ex. Nora's demeanor borders on the officious when it comes to blogging.


Nora said...

I'm glad the example sentence is ficticious!

Love the picture!

Amy said...

My officious neighbor readily offers unsolicited advice on such subjects as dieting, parenting and financial matters, to name a few.

Nora said...

Funny Amy, isn't your mother-in-law your neighbor? Is this another ficticious sentence?

Amy said...

I DO have other neighbors. I wasn't talking about my MIL. And no, not a fictitious sentence.