Friday, November 05, 2004
Definitions for obsequious
- Servilely attentive; compliant to excess; fawning.
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Citations for obsequious
His wealth nevertheless turns the townspeople into groveling, obsequious sycophants.
Politicians these days have to pretend to like football, and I am tired of their obsequious, crowd-pleasing football jokes.
Origin of obsequious
late Middle English
Obsequious comes from Latin obsequiosus, from obsequium, "compliance," from obsequi, "to comply with," from ob-, "toward" + sequi, "to follow."