officious officious

Definition(s):

  • (adj) intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

Usage(s):

  • The officious manner of the match refree put off the players so much that they walked out of the field in protest.

News

  • Mo Farah Celebrates Moscow Gold Medal in Style, with a Car Park Massage

    Being a world champion does not guarantee you a massage whenever—or, more pertinently, wherever—you want one, it seems. Britain’s 10,000m champion Mo Farah found himself frustrated in his bid for a post-race rub on Saturday by over-officious Russian stewards. Having enjoyed his happy ending out on the track in Moscow a few hours earlier, producing a blistering last lap to hold off Ethiopian ...
    on August 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "It does appear that the city was engaging in this officious intervention and has violated our free speech and our establishment clause rights," said foundation co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. "They used their intimidation powers against...
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Annie Laurie Gaylor Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Fraser told Sky Sports: "Normally when the ball is changed the captain is involved but Inzamam-ul-Haq was brushed aside. Hair is seen as an officious umpire and he should have spoken to the Pakistan players. Here you are perceived to be guilty...
    on Aug 21, 2006 By: Angus Fraser Source: Sportinglife.co.za

  3. Robert Griffiths, QC, for Hair, asked him: "You have been described as officious, arrogant, over-bearing, a blackmailer and having 'form' - were any of these given as a reason by the ICC for not allocating you matches on the elite panel?"
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Darrell Hair Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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