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given to intruding in other people's affairs

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intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

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His not-particularlyinteresting journey sees him rub shoulders with a hobo, an overzealous train guard and Judy Davis's officious museum manager.
But it does mean that officious condominium associations need to back off whenever and wherever a resident wants to express love of country by displaying the U.
The film, The Lives of Others, is set in East Germany in 1984, when the cold and officious Stasi operative Wiesler - the GDR's secret police - is given the task of spying on playwright Dreyman and his actress girlfriend Christa-Maria Sieland.
The term 'civil partnership' is too officious and clinical, so perhaps readers could offer somthing better.
The reason for this is not the destinations served nor the airlines - KLM after all flies to the best hub in Europe - but the poor layout and service provided by the airport and its environs and more importantly the staff, who in my opinion are more interested in asserting their authority in the most officious rude way possible so as to make the experience of the traveller very unpleasant.
But their plans to enjoy the simple pleasures of touring museums and landmarks are compromised by litterbugs, condescending fellow campers and officious ramblers, so they start fighting back in brutal fashion.
Ali Demir, the chairman of the Student Selection and Replacement Center (OSYM), said, "the coincidence in the booklet distributed to the press is because of an officious friend working in the data processing of Meteksan, that printed the questions.
The play was preceded by the rather officious opening ceremony, featuring trite yet short speeches by the hosts and the guests.
THERE was a time when Shareholders Association dinners were perceived as stuffy, officious affairs, the preserve of stuffed shirts and businessmen.
During the same election campaign, we were delivering leaflets to a block of flats in Brambles Farm and were told by one officious and not very helpful staff member that delivering election leaflets was not allowed.
She ran with plenty of promise when second to Mourinho in a Curragh maiden recently and looks quite capable of confirming that form with Officious Madam.
If only those of us in the 'real world' who rely on public transport on a daily basis, no matter how unreliable it may be, could vent such officious venom, perhaps someone would listen.
A good parable about how a contemplative stance in the world works is "The Wizard of Oz," a film that's chock-full with dark tornadoes, witches sporting striped socks, officious munchkins, fanged flying monkeys and bad puns.
When, on a snowy night, Crow decides to take in a homeless African American teenager to give him a warm place to sleep, little does he know that his good deed will enmesh him in a chain of murders and expose everyone he holds dear to an especially persistent and officious trio of federal investigators.
In a sense, since he failed to talk out the problem, he instead acted out the problem, through brusque comments, officious treatment towards her, and a tendency to minimize her concerns.