officiousness


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Synonyms for officiousness

aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding

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Otherwise, we accept the surliness and indifference on the one hand, and the pushiness and officiousness on the other, as part of the rough-and-tumble of being a customer and consumer of services.
Let's hope the officiousness is out of their system - they are on duty tomorrow.
I was really impressed with how well the conference was organised, and whilst there was some officiousness, it probably was necessary.
This underscores the absurdity of officiousness that tries to apply official, bureaucratic procedure to examine a dog's behavior and brings out the contradictions in their power structure.
Geoffrey Hosking (henceforth GH, to avoid the overfamiliarity of the first name alone and the officiousness of the surname) began his academic career studying modern languages, a subject that in traditional British universities used to (and in some, such as mine, still does) emphasize the specificity of culture in comparative perspective.
Rather, medical men institutionalised the industry, and with the ensuing officiousness came the appearance that conditions had improved.
It is indefensible that farmers are publicly humiliated by their officiousness and abysmal judgement.
He found the right balance of officiousness and lyric authority, creating a fine, if ineffective, foil to the suave Belmonte.
480) Iraqis were likely better off with a new government, but polls revealed a significant objection to foreign officiousness.
Surely, the Transportation Security Administration could be somewhat better at its job; the procedures, and the people involved, could be just as thorough without the officiousness.
But try telling that to anyone on the receiving end of a civil servant's officiousness and you will get many common-sense reasons why the strict application of positive law is, to put it mildly, problematic.
Scholars have argued convincingly for the salience of temperance in Edgar Allen Poe's short fiction, while Henry David Thoreau's Walden, although not a work of fiction, can be read as a response to the Panic of 1837, one that incorporates a great deal of reformist advice to the economically struggling, even as it disavows its own officiousness.
officiousness, anger, indiscretion--all inherent in, but not all there is to, the nature of zeal" (emphasis mine 310).
He harbors a consuming "love of money" (Godwin 1960, 311) and, in contrast to Falkland's magnanimous spirit and Forester's principled integrity, "a charitable officiousness of demeanour" (311).
On the wall opposite Fridolin hung a large pier glass, tilting forward at an accommodating angle that had something of the officiousness of tailors who invariably praise the smartness of each customer's turnout.