Word Of The Day – Obsequious

Obsequious: Adjective

Origin: 15th century, Middle english, compliant, from Latin obsequiosus; from obsequium compliance, from obsequi to comply with.

IPA Pronunciation: \əb-ˈsē-kwē-əs, äb-\ –   ob·se·qui·ous


  1. obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
  2. ready or prompt to help or obey like a servant or slave at the wish or command of another person especially to gain favor.


  1. She’s constantly followed by obsequious assistants who will do anything she tells them to.
  2. He had resumed his obsequious tone, and was already bowing to take his leave.
  3. “The same Sir, at your service,” replied the obsequious waiter.
  4.  I never knew before that dogs could be obsequious.


Servile, fawning, submissive, sycophantic.

Rhymes: Words that Rhyme with Obsequious

Aqueous, glorious, supercilious, bilious, gregarious.


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