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1. obeisance

noun. ['oʊˈbeɪsəns'] the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person.

Synonyms

  • compliance
  • truckling
  • submission

Antonyms

  • disparage
  • closing
  • opening
  • retreat

Etymology

  • obeisaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • obeïssance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. obeisance

noun. ['oʊˈbeɪsəns'] bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting.

Synonyms

  • genuflexion
  • kotow
  • motion
  • bowing
  • reverence
  • genuflection
  • scraping
  • bow
  • gesture
  • kowtow
  • salaam

Antonyms

  • moving
  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • domineering

Etymology

  • obeisaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • obeïssance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word obeisance


1. Noun, singular or mass
The placating action is a sign of obeisance and respect, and one that signals a desire to maintain harmony and stay far away from conflict and tension.

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