officiousness

NOUN
  1. aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation
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How To Use officiousness In A Sentence

  • Just another example of pettish bureaucracy, the officiousness of the jack-in-office. Greener Than You Think
  • It has as its virtue the quality of being opposed to red tape, professionalism, departmentalism pedantry, officiousness, intolerance, lethargy, and the tyranny of custom; it has its dangers in that, resting as it does in the last resort on the personal and the concrete, it tends in ill-balanced minds to neglect the value of ancient and dear illusions, and to degenerate into chaos and caprice. Personality in Literature
  • 'But, I believe,' he said, 'some genius of officiousness has today taken possession of me, for I began it upon a Quixote sort of enterprise, and a spirit of knight-errantry seems willing to accompany me through it to the end.' Camilla
  • For instance, Mrs. Pertonwaithe and Mrs. Wickson exercised tremendous social power in the university town, and from them emanated the sentiment that I was a too-forward and self-assertive young woman with a mischievous penchant for officiousness and interference in other persons 'affairs. Chapter 6: Adumbrations
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