pertness, presumption, assurance, effrontery, incivility, boldness, insolence, impudence, forwardness, sauciness, impertinence, intrusiveness, meddlesomeness, rudeness.
Then added, after removing, with kind officiousness,
the other shoe-" Hold both feet to the fire, while I run up and get you a pair of dry stockings.
- "All's for the Best", T. S. Arthur.
Now this letter, by the officiousness
of a servant at the inn to which the sufferers were carried, was taken at once to the post.
- "East Lynne", Mrs. Henry Wood.
The bulk of mankind will be happier, and do more for others, by letting them alone; at least by avoiding any of that sort of meddling which may be construed into officiousness.
- "The Young Man's Guide", William A. Alcott.