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ob·se·qui·ous

 (ŏb-sē′kwē-əs, əb-)
adj.
Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

[Middle English, from Latin obsequiōsus, from obsequium, compliance, from obsequī, to comply : ob-, to; see ob- + sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·se′qui·ous·ly adv.
ob·se′qui·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.obsequiously - in an obsequious manner; "she acts obsequiously toward her boss"
Translations
بِتَذَلُّل، بِتَزَلُّف
fleîulega
dalkavuklukla

obsequiously

[əbˈsiːkwɪəslɪ] ADVservilmente, de forma sumisa

obsequiously

advunterwürfig

obsequiously

[əbˈsiːkwɪəslɪ] adv (pej) → ossequiosamente

obsequious

(əbˈsiːkwiəs) adjective
too humble or too ready to agree with someone. He bowed in an obsequious manner.
obˈsequiously adverb
obˈsequiousness noun
References in classic literature ?
During the day the animals obsequiously followed the shadow of the smallest tree as it moved round the stem with the diurnal roll; and when the milkers came they could hardly stand still for the flies.
She was still at the window when the sitting-room door was thrown open, and Sir Patrick appeared, obsequiously shown in by Mr.
And here is an instance of it," I added, as the tiny local train drew up alongside the platform, and the porters bustled about, opening carriage-doors--one of them helping the poor old man to hoist himself into a third-class carriage, while another of them obsequiously conducted the lady and myself into a first-class.
At the moment his Majesty appeared, a universal, delighted, enthusiastic smile ought to break out like a rash among the passengers--a smile of love, of gratification, of admiration--and with one accord, the party must begin to bow--not obsequiously, but respectfully, and with dignity; at the end of fifteen minutes the Emperor would go in the house, and we could run along home again.
Twenty-five francs," smiled the pedlar obsequiously.
From the way the regimental commander saluted the commander in chief and devoured him with his eyes, drawing himself up obsequiously, and from the way he walked through the ranks behind the generals, bending forward and hardly able to restrain his jerky movements, and from the way he darted forward at every word or gesture of the commander in chief, it was evident that he performed his duty as a subordinate with even greater zeal than his duty as a commander.
She adopted, indeed, a condescending tone towards that poor island, which was now advancing chilly crocuses and nipped violets in nooks, in copses, in cosy corners, tended by rosy old gardeners in mufflers, who were always touching their hats and bobbing obsequiously.
In another moment he had opened a door, and, drawing aside a heavy curtain, obsequiously bowed Tarzan into a dimly lighted apartment.
On the preceding occasion, one or two of the Bleeding Heart Yarders had obsequiously picked it up and handed it to its owner; but Mr Pancks had now so far impressed his audience, that the Patriarch had to turn and stoop for it himself.
Each individual of the automatic community forthwith set to work, according to his or her proper vocation: the monkey, taking off his Highland bonnet, bowed and scraped to the by-standers most obsequiously, with ever an observant eye to pick up a stray cent; and the young foreigner himself, as he turned the crank of his machine, glanced upward to the arched window, expectant of a presence that would make his music the livelier and sweeter.
The wiser man thou,'' said John, with a peal of laughter, in which his gay followers obsequiously joined.
The attorney bowed obsequiously, and glanced at a large packet which the gentleman carried in his hand.