English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'officious'

(adjective) 
Definition
offering unwanted advice or services
An officious little security guard approached us.
Synonyms
interfering
She regarded her mother as an interfering busybody.
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meddling
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intrusive
Her bodyguards were less than gentle with intrusive journalists.
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prying
a nasty, prying busybody
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pushy (informal)
a confident and pushy individual
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inquisitive
Bears are very inquisitive and must be kept constantly stimulated.
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overbearing
an arrogant and overbearing man
, ,
self-important
He was self-important, vain and ignorant.
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overzealous
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obtrusive
He was a rude and obtrusive man.
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meddlesome
a meddlesome member of the public
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overbusy
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of inquisitive
Definition
excessively curious about other people's business
Bears are very inquisitive and must be kept constantly stimulated.
Synonyms
questioning,
peering,
probing,
snooping (informal),
scrutinizing,
snoopy (informal),
nosy (informal),
nosy-parkering (informal)
in the sense of intrusive
Her bodyguards were less than gentle with intrusive journalists.
Synonyms
in the sense of meddlesome
a meddlesome member of the public
Synonyms
meddling,
intruding,
intermeddling

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