Still, for the last year the media has been treating the Abe regime with obsequious deference.
All week, the nation has been gripped by a classic tale—a powerful yet married man meets a younger, hot, obsequious woman.
late 15c., "prompt to serve," from Middle French obséquieux (15c.), from Latin obsequiosus "compliant, obedient," from obsequium "compliance, dutiful service," from obsequi "to accommodate oneself to the will of another," from ob "after" (see ob-) + sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Pejorative sense of "fawning, sycophantic" had emerged by 1590s. Related: Obsequiously; obsequiousness (mid-15c.).