Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 08/01/15 Obsequious

Obsequious (adjective)
obsequious [uh b-see-kwee-uh s]


adjective
1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow.
2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants.
3. obedient; dutiful.

Can be confused
obsequies.

Synonyms
1. sycophantic, flattering.
2. cringing, submissive. See servile.


Origin: 1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin obsequiōsus, equivalent to obsequi(um) compliance (obsequ(ī) to comply with (ob- ob- + sequī to follow) + -ium -ium) + -ōsus -ous

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