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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.
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obsequious

(əbˈsiːkwɪəs)
adj
1. obedient or attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
2. rare submissive or compliant
[C15: from Latin obsequiōsus compliant, from obsequium compliance, from obsequi to follow, from ob- to + sequi to follow]
obˈsequiously adv
obˈsequiousness n
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ob•se•qui•ous

(əbˈsi kwi əs)

adj.
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning; sycophantic: an obsequious bow; obsequious servants.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin obsequiōsus, derivative of obsequium compliance (obsequī to comply with =ob- ob- + sequī to follow)]
ob•se′qui•ous•ly, adv.
ob•se′qui•ous•ness, n.
syn: See servile.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obsequious - attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
2.obsequious - attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner; "obsequious shop assistants"
servile - submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"
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obsequious

adjective servile, flattering, cringing, fawning, abject, submissive, grovelling, menial, subservient, ingratiating, deferential, sycophantic, slavish, unctuous, smarmy (Brit. informal), mealy-mouthed, toadying, bootlicking (informal), toadyish She is positively obsequious to anyone with a title.
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obsequious

adjective
Excessively eager to serve or obey:
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Translations
مُتَذَلِّل، مُتَزَلِّف
podlézavý
sleskunderdanigservil
auîmjúkur, fleîulegur
pataikaujamaiperdėtas nuolankumaspernelyg nuolankiaipernelyg nuolankus

obsequious

[əbˈsiːkwɪəs] ADJservil, sumiso
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obsequious

[əbˈsiːkwiəs] adjobséquieux/euse
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obsequious

adjunterwürfig, servil (geh)(to(wards) gegen, gegenüber)
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obsequious

[əbˈsiːkwɪəs] adj (pej) → ossequioso/a
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obsequious

(əbˈsiːkwiəs) adjective
too humble or too ready to agree with someone. He bowed in an obsequious manner.
obˈsequiously adverb
obˈsequiousness noun
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