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Officiousness   Listen

Aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation.  Synonyms: intrusiveness, meddlesomeness.

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"Officiousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... a gavel, denotes you will be burdened with some unprofitable yet not unpleasant pursuit. To use one, denotes that officiousness will be shown ...
— 10,000 Dreams Interpreted • Gustavus Hindman Miller

... Tierney had a passage of arms in the House. That pugnacious Irishman had thrust himself to the fore during the secession of Fox and other prominent Whigs from the House, and had to bear many reproaches for his officiousness. He also nagged at Pitt at every opportunity, until, on his opposing a motion of urgency for a Bill for better manning the Navy, Pitt's patience gave way. He accused the self-constituted leader of seeking to obstruct the defence of the country. The charge was in the main correct; for Tierney's ...
— William Pitt and the Great War • John Holland Rose

Words linked to "Officiousness" :   unintrusive, not intrusive, intrusive, aggressiveness, intrusiveness, officious

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