Definitions for obsequiousness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•se•qui•ous*əbˈsi kwi əs(adj.)

  1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning; sycophantic: an obsequious bow;

    obsequious servants.

* Syn: See servile.

Origin of obsequious:

1375–1425; late ME < L obsequiōsus, der. of obsequium compliance (obsequī to comply with =ob-ob - +sequī to follow)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsequiousness, servility, subservience(noun)

    abject or cringing submissiveness


  1. obsequiousness(Noun)

    The quality of being obsequious

  2. obsequiousness(Noun)

    Servile compliance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsequiousness(noun)

    the quality or state of being obsequious

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