obsequious
[ uhb-see-kwee-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Latin obsequiosus, from obsequium ‘compliancy’, from obsequi ‘follow, comply with’.
Synonyms
  • compliant
  • beggarly
  • submissive
  • subservient
  • obedient
  • dutiful
Antonyms
  • assertive
  • unyielding
  • obstinate
Definition
characterized by or showing servile obedience and excessive eagerness to please; deferential; fawning:
Example
After the dog destroyed the couch and got punished, he was very obsequious.
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