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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ob-sē′kwi-us, adj. compliant to excess: meanly condescending.—adv. Obsē′quiously.—n. Obsē′quiousness. [Fr.,—L. obsequiosus, compliant, obsequium, compliance.]
overly obedient or attentive.
Being obsequious is also not a good sign.
The numerical value of obsequious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of obsequious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of obsequious in a Sentence
A person who is truly a champion has only challengers not chamchas called obsequious people.
Professionals keep their words and the people who are duffers keep only obsequious to let own foolish word be always heard.
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.
He's irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending, never obsequious, people open up to him and, in doing so, often reveal more about their hometowns or homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document.
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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