officiously officiously


  • (adv) in an officious manner


  1. There are also a few homes where children are reared so officiously that they never quite get rid of that run-to-mother look.
  2. But many police, too, seemed irritated at having to spend their holidays in crowd control, and they began officiously ordering people around.
  3. All this time a busy little old man in a derby hat was rushing officiously about.


  • In his Dimbleby lecture, Pratchett quoted approvingly in full the line to which Lester merely alluded: "Thou shalt not kill; but needst not strive / Officiously to keep alive."
    on Feb 27, 2010 By: Terry Pratchett Source: Times Online

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/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /