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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Of·fi·cious a.
 1. Pertaining to, or being in accordance with, duty. [R.]
    If there were any lie in the case, it could be no more than an officious and venial one.   --Note on Gen. xxvii. (Douay version).
 2. Disposed to serve; kind; obliging. [Archaic]
 Yet not to earth are those bright luminaries
 Officious.   --Milton.
    They were tolerably well bred, very officious, humane, and hospitable.   --Burke.
 3. Importunately interposing services; intermeddling in affairs in which one has no concern; meddlesome.
 You are too officious
 In her behalf that scorns your services.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Impertinent; meddling.  See Impertinent.
 -- Of*fi*cious*ly, adv. -- Of*fi*cious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in an officious manner; "nothing so fatal as to strive too
            officiously for an abstract quality like beauty"