Officious in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Officious

offensively intrusive or interfering

Examples of Officious in a sentence

Because Cory is the boss’s son, he thinks he can stick his officious nose into everybody’s business without fear of consequences.  🔊

I usually give law officers their due respect, but I just didn’t appreciate that policeman’s officious attitude when he was questioning me.  🔊

Mary doesn’t like it when officious strangers try to start a conversation in the checkout line.  🔊

While the officious sales clerk may have believed he was giving me some helpful advice, he was just wasting my time by telling me things I already knew.  🔊

As the wedding date grew nearer, Melanie actually began to appreciate the officious interference of her mother in making everything happen.  🔊

Although Cathy doesn’t claim to be an expert on anything, she is still happy to provide officious advice on every topic under the sun.  🔊

I stopped enrolling in the continuing education courses because it never failed that someone in the class would monopolize the discussion with officious comments that made me yawn.  🔊

After several parishioners complained that the pastor’s officious secretary was distributing their confidential prayer requests to others, he told her that she had been breaking a sacred trust.  🔊

The librarian is an officious old bat who is always trying to tell me what I should or shouldn’t be reading.  🔊

Although at first Melissa appreciated her blind date’s undivided attention, she began to feel uncomfortable with his officious personal questions.  🔊

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