“I think that should be fine,” said Sam, officiously making a note on her clipboard.
If he is officiously attentive to our comfort, and his countenance is frank and open, look out for him.
"Say, I can tell you that right off the reel," declared Bristles, officiously.
"The new chief will decide about those things," said Shanklin officiously.
"Chaunge places with me, sir," cried the Lothario, officiously.
And she turned her back and settled the mirror, officiously, leaving all the other responsibilities to Betty.
But take care you are not too suddenly, or too officiously compassionate.
They neither saw nor heard anything of her, and they knew her moods too well to be officiously inquisitive.
Joseph officiously opened the door for him; and Joseph was surprised, precisely as his mistress had been surprised.
Two gentlemen, handsomely dressed and without hats, rush into the street and officiously carry in your luggage.
1560s, "zealous, eager to serve," from Latin officiosus "full of courtesy, dutiful, obliging," from officium "duty, service" (see office). Sense of "meddlesome, doing more than is asked or required" had emerged by 1600 (in officiously). An officious lie (1570s) is one told to do good to another person (from Latin mendocium officiosum or French mensonge officieux). Related: Officiousness.