a. marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
Judy wanted to look over the new computer models on her own, but the officious salesman kept on butting in with "helpful" advice until she was ready to walk out of the store.
Sentence in Classic:
I was heavier at heart when I packed up such of my books and clothes as still remained there to be sent to Dover, than I cared to show to Uriah Heep; who was so officious to help me, that I uncharitably thought him mighty glad that I was going.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
At that instant she knew that in running away she had merely hidden her doubts behind the officious stir of travel.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He therefore dined very silently, in spite of the officious attention of his host, who presented himself two or three times to inquire if he wanted anything.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Heyward had too recently witnessed a frightful instance of the prompt punishments of the people into whose hands he had fallen to hazard an exposure by any officious boldness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Even if some unduly officious person insist upon a trial, neighborly comity will probably make his conviction sure, and then the labor due the county can easily be bought by the master.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
Mann ushered the beadle into a small parlour with a brick floor; placed a seat for him; and officiously deposited his cocked hat and cane on the table before him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context