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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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"There were mutterings after the Headingley Test that they didn't like his attitude and Pakistan regard him as an officious umpire - they don't like his style of man-management."
They are a shameless power elite of an officious robber class.
The two girls support each other when dealing with the officious Marta, another prisoner who has been elevated to the level of Prominent and is in charge of the sewing room.
The members of the team, led by the genial and officious Matthijs llsink, visit the European museums where most of Bosch's 20 or so surviving paintings are housed in permanent collections.
Tomorrow, 11am to 6pm, Kings Heath High Street COMEDY Jo Enright The Birmingham comedian has appeared in numerous TV series including Phoenix Nights, Life's Too Short and, most notably, as an officious job centre worker in The Job Lot.
Broad's reply didn't go down well with the officious Dar, who brought a level one charge against him, which resulted in a 15 per cent match fee fine for dissent.
As someone who has learnt Welsh as a second language and now works in a printers specialising in bilingual material, it is painfully obvious that most Welsh speakers, never mind learners, find the over-formal, officious version of Welsh used on many publications a turn off.
As the Professor's inventions bring chaos to the village of Great Pagwell, Hill is joined by The Fast Show's Simon Day as Branestawm's best friend Colonel Dedshott, David Mitchell as his nemesis, the officious councillor Harold Haggerstone who wants to shut down Branestawm's "Inventory" and Vicki Pepperdine as his housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop.
ATRABILIOUS A Officious, self-important B Irritable C Irresponsible who am I?
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.S.
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.