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obsequious

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  • [American] ob-se-quious
    [British] ob-sequious
əbˈsiːkwɪəs
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1.OBSEQUIOUS (adjective) - From Latin obsequiōsus (“complaisant, obsequious”), from obsequium (“compliance”), from obsequor (“comply with, yield to”), from ob (“in the direction of, towards”) + sequor (“follow”). An obsequious person is someone who is excessively, shamelessly and sickeningly obedient, servile, fawning and submissive, especially to benefit himself or herself in some way. This person kisses up to ("to kiss up to" means to behave sycophantically or obsequiously toward someone in order to obtain something) his or her boss in order to get a promotion, higher pay, etc. Obsequious people are generally very disliked and unpopular; they are shameless and undignified, thus showing no self-dignity. They often seek to shamelessly flatter anyone in authority whom they can use to serve themselves. Here are a few sentences using obsequious: The salesman's obsequious attitude began to irritate and sicken me. Such obsequious praise for his generally mean-spirited boss was enough to make everyone else sick to their stomach. The sumptuous banquet was held in halls of marble and crystal chandeliers, and obsequious waiters ready and willing to serve the haughty, avaricious pigs! Whether they liked it or not, obsequious obedience to the monarch was the rule. The waiter was polite and efficient, but not obsequious.
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 1.The Greater Part Of The Territory Was Formally Incorporated Into The Empire, And The Petty Potentates, Such As The Khan Of Khiva And The Amir Of Bokhara, Who Were Allowed To Retain A Semblance Of Their Former Sovereignty, Became obsequious Vassals Of The White Tsar.
 2.So Long As The Mongol Empire Remained United And Strong, They Were Most Submissive And 1362- obsequious, But As Soon As It Was Weakened By Internal 1389.
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 1.{Adjective}  bootlicking
 2.{Synonyms}  fawning
 3.{Adjective}  toadyish
 4.{Adjective}  insincere
 5.{Adjective}  More
 6.{Adjective}  most
 7.{Synonyms}  servile
 8.{Synonyms}  sycophantic
 9.{Synonyms}  ingratiating
 10.{Synonyms}  slavish
 11.{Synonyms}  truckling
 12.{Synonyms}  people pleaser
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