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officious
used in Babbitt

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Definition
too eager to tell others what to do — often regarding unimportant matters
  • He heard her move and sigh in slumber; he wondered if there wasn't some officious brisk thing he could do for her, and before he could quite form the thought he was asleep, racked and aching.
    Chapter 33 (27% in)

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