Official: As a noun, it refers to a person elected/appointed to office. As an adjective, it means authorized or authoritative.

Officious: An adjective meaning unnecessarily aggressive in the unwanted offering of one’s services.

Example Sentences: They received an official warning. The woman was very officious in explaining what they should do.

 Back to Advice and Articles

Article Types

Article Categories


Get free grammar tips straight to your inbox every week.


We respect your email privacy

RSS Feeds

BBB Accredited Business Quality Assurance - Scribendi is ISO 9001:2008 Certified