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Synonyms for obsequious
əbˈsi kwi əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bootlicking, fawning, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish(adj)

    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

    Synonyms:
    sycophantic, toadyish, fawning, bootlicking

    Antonyms:
    unsubmissive, unservile, sincere

  2. obsequious(adj)

    attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

    "obsequious shop assistants"

    Synonyms:
    sycophantic, toadyish, bootlicking, fawning

    Antonyms:
    sincere, unsubmissive, unservile

Wiktionary

  1. obsequious(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obsequious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obsequious(a)

    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. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Professionals keep their words and the people who are duffers keep only obsequious to let own foolish word be always heard.

  3. 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.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is truly a champion has only challengers not chamchas called obsequious people.

  5. 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.


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