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Definition of "officiousness" []

  • The quality of being officious (noun)

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Use "officiousness" in a sentence
  • "Had she known my wish to have continued unnoticed, she would have abated of what I was so ungrateful as to term officiousness; and which, I thought, if encouraged, would probably increase till it was insupportable."
  • ""Permit me to assure you," cried he, finding I hesitated, "that officiousness is not my characteristic; and that I would by no means have risked your displeasure, had I not been fully satisfied you were too generous to be offended without a real cause of offence.""
  • "Perhaps, were I acquainted with either, my officiousness might be at an end: but I presume not to ask upon what terms –"