Definitions for obsequiousəbˈsi kwi əs
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bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish(adj)
attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
"obsequious shop assistants"
Obedient, compliant with someone else's orders or wishes.
Excessively eager to please or to obey all instructions; fawning, subservient.
of or pertaining to obsequies, funereal
Origin: From obsequiosus, from obsequium, from obsequor, from ob + sequor (see sequel).
promptly obedient, or submissive, to the will of another; compliant; yielding to the desires of another; devoted
servilely or meanly attentive; compliant to excess; cringing; fawning; as, obsequious flatterer, parasite
of or pertaining to obsequies; funereal
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.
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- obsequiósCatalan, Valencian
- servil, slesk, underdanigDanish
- sumiso, apatronado, servil, obsequiosoSpanish
- mielistelevä, nöyristeleväFinnish
- alázatos, szolgalelkű, engedelmesHungarian
- slaafs, onderdanig, onderworpen, kruiperigDutch
- obsecvios, servilRomanian
- послушный, раболепный, подобострастныйRussian
- podložan, servilanSerbo-Croatian
- underdånig, inställsam, krypandeSwedish
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