Definition of officiousness in US English:

officiousness

noun

  • See officious

    • ‘There's no stuffiness about him, nor any of the officiousness or snobbery that one might expect from a man in his position.’
    • ‘From the numerous calls and contacts I have had, there are many other victims of mistaken intransigence and officiousness involving private security firms.’
    • ‘Yet, the student organisations sought to give it an air of officiousness by claiming that the decision to withdraw the stir would be taken at their executive committee meetings.’
    • ‘For those who have experienced officialdom, and for that matter officiousness, there are levels of irony in that poster.’
    • ‘The real problem with referees is the epic self-importance of a fairly large minority of them, their strutting officiousness.’

Pronunciation

officiousness

/əˈfiSHəsnəs//əˈfɪʃəsnəs/