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
- obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
- ready or prompt to help or obey like a servant or slave at the wish or command of another person especially to gain favor.
- She’s constantly followed by obsequious assistants who will do anything she tells them to.
- He had resumed his obsequious tone, and was already bowing to take his leave.
- “The same Sir, at your service,” replied the obsequious waiter.
- I never knew before that dogs could be obsequious.
Servile, fawning, submissive, sycophantic.
Rhymes: Words that Rhyme with Obsequious
Aqueous, glorious, supercilious, bilious, gregarious.