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officious
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
too eager to tell others what to do — often regarding unimportant matters
  • Lenehan in yachtsman's cap and white shoes officiously detaches a long hair from Blazes Boylan's coat shoulder.
    Episode 15 — Circe (77% in)

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