Definition of officious :
1. Disposed to serve; kind; obliging.
2. Importunately interposing services; intermeddling in affairs in which one has no concern; meddlesome.
3. Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty.
in earnest, presuming, diligent, rude, supple, vigorous, ready, energetic, fussy, sober, snoopy, deep, presumptuous, engaged, funereal, substantial, expeditious, solemn, participate, busy, prompt, self-important, bustling, serious, industrious, in use, mobile, humorlessly, restless, brisk, sprightly, busybodied, meddling, impertinent, wide awake, protrusive, quick, pushing, active, nimble, agile, intruding, spry, stolid, alert, lively
intrusive (part of speech: adjective)
- She was a flower he had plucked for himself alone, and she must not show love or tenderness, or blush at " The bough of cherries some officious fool Broke in the orchard for her, ..." - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
- Thank you for being so officious, I said by way of a parting shot. - "My Brilliant Career", Miles Franklin.
- With us, no one scruples to believe that he knows all about a public man, even to the nicest traits of his character; all talk of him, as none should talk but those who are in his intimacy, and, what between hypocrisy on his part- an hypocrisy to which he is in some measure driven by the officious interference with his most private interests- and exaggerations and inventions, that ingenious tyrant, public opinion, comes as near the truth as a fortune- teller who is venturing his prediction in behalf of a stranger. - "Recollections of Europe", J. Fenimore Cooper.