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1. obsequious

adjective. ['əbˈsiːkwiːəs'] attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.

Synonyms

  • fawning
  • sycophantic
  • insincere
  • bootlicking

Antonyms

  • honest
  • ingenuous
  • real
  • true

Etymology

  • obsequiosus (Latin)
  • obsequium (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Obsequious

  • acrimonious
  • agregious
  • amphibious
  • aqueous
  • bilious
  • brosious
  • commodious
  • contemporaneous
  • copious
  • courteous
  • curious
  • deleterious
  • delirious
  • devious
  • dubious
  • envious
  • erroneous
  • erroneous
  • extraneous
  • fastidious

How do you pronounce obsequious?

Pronounce obsequious as əbˈsikwiəs.

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2. obsequious

adjective. ['əbˈsiːkwiːəs'] attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner.

Antonyms

  • insincerity

Etymology

  • obsequiosus (Latin)
  • obsequium (Latin)

Example sentences of the word obsequious


1. Adjective
This doesn't mean you need to be an obsequious toady, but keep the lines of communication open and ensure he gets to know you by name and accomplishment.

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