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officious

Diplomacy informal or unofficial
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He was not officious at all, aunt: he never attempted to help me till he saw Mr.
But their officious inquisitiveness was not gratified.
In a few moments a boy entered with a wooden trencher of poee-poee; and in regaling myself with its contents I was obliged again to submit to the officious intervention of my indefatigable servitor.
In vain were the well-meant condescensions of Sir Thomas, and all the officious prognostications of Mrs.
A Glaswegian of Italian descent, Iannucci was weaned on anti-fascism (and perhaps opera buffa) but he has perfected a distinctively British comic stylecharacter-driven, realistically profane, steeped in panic and predicated on the spectacle of officious idiocy, with touches of Bertolt Brecht's burlesque vision of the Nazis as Chicago gangsters, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
The two girls support each other when dealing with the officious Marta, another prisoner who has been elevated to the level of Prominent and is in charge of the sewing room.
The members of the team, led by the genial and officious Matthijs llsink, visit the European museums where most of Bosch's 20 or so surviving paintings are housed in permanent collections.
Tomorrow, 11am to 6pm, Kings Heath High Street COMEDY Jo Enright The Birmingham comedian has appeared in numerous TV series including Phoenix Nights, Life's Too Short and, most notably, as an officious job centre worker in The Job Lot.
Broad's reply didn't go down well with the officious Dar, who brought a level one charge against him, which resulted in a 15 per cent match fee fine for dissent.
As someone who has learnt Welsh as a second language and now works in a printers specialising in bilingual material, it is painfully obvious that most Welsh speakers, never mind learners, find the over-formal, officious version of Welsh used on many publications a turn off.
As the Professor's inventions bring chaos to the village of Great Pagwell, Hill is joined by The Fast Show's Simon Day as Branestawm's best friend Colonel Dedshott, David Mitchell as his nemesis, the officious councillor Harold Haggerstone who wants to shut down Branestawm's "Inventory" and Vicki Pepperdine as his housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop.
ATRABILIOUS A Officious, self-important B Irritable C Irresponsible who am I?