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Synonyms for obsequious
əbˈsi kwi əsob·se·quious

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  1. obsequiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    servile, ingratiating, truckling, fawning, sycophantic, kiss-ass, slavish, people pleaser

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obsequious

    Synonyms:
    submissive, servile, deferential, cringing, sycophantic, flattering

    Antonyms:
    insubmissive, independent, arrogant, self assertive, impudent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyishadjective

    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

    Synonyms:
    sycophantic, toadyish, fawning, bootlicking

    Antonyms:
    unsubmissive, unservile, sincere

  2. obsequiousadjective

    attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

    "obsequious shop assistants"

    Synonyms:
    sycophantic, toadyish, bootlicking, fawning

    Antonyms:
    sincere, unsubmissive, unservile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obsequiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    fawning, sycophantic, cringing, servile, slavish, supple, meanly submissive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obsequiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    sycophantic, cringing, fawning, deferential, servile

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#29257submissive
#33864flattering
#81901servile
#92954fawning
#97622deferential
#100376cringing
#111501obsequious
#112431slavish
#173841sycophantic
#184450ingratiating
#269279bootlicking

How to use obsequious in a sentence?

  1. Hunter Biden:

    Vladimir Putin knows I know Vladimir Putin, and Vladimir Putin knows me. And the fact is that this is what is needed on day one, we're in trouble. We're in trouble. This President is shredding our alliances. This President is yielding to Vladimir Putin in ways that are obsequious.

  2. Peabody Award:

    He's irreverent, honest, curious, never condescending, never obsequious, people open up to him and, in doing so, often reveal more about their hometowns or homelands than a traditional reporter could hope to document.

  3. Henry David Thoreau, "Walden," the Conclusion:

    Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board.

  4. Walter Raleigh:

    But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.


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