What is the difference between Official and Officious?




What is the difference between Official and Officious? :


Offcial : (adjective)

(
1 ) Of or concerning a position of authority or trust

Do not talk about my official powers.

I passed orders in my official capacity.


(
2 ) Said, done, etc…with authority

Recognized by authority

There was an official announcement about his appointment as the director general of police.


(
3 ) Formal

The document has been written in an official style.

I had to attend an official dinner last evening.



Official : (noun)

(
1 ) Person who holds a public office

Most of the government officials are corrupt as well as inefficient.



Officious :

(
1 ) Too ready or willing to give orders often advice or use one’s authority

Bossy and interesting

People are tired of being pushed around by officious civil servants.











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