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obsequious

adjective

1 obsequious

Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery.

synonyms: bootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyish.

Roget 928: respecting etc. v.; respectful, deferential, decorous, reverential, obsequious, ceremonious, bareheaded, cap in hand, on one's knees; prostrate etc. ... show more

Roget 886: servile, obsequious; supple, supple as a glove; soapy, oily, pliant, cringing, abased, dough-faced, fawning, slavish, groveling, sniveling, ... show more

Roget 894: courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane; well-behaved, well-mannered, well-bred, well-brought up; good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated; refined ... show more



2 obsequious

Attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner.


Moby thesaurus: abject, adulatory, ass-kissing, backscratching, beggarly, bland, blandishing, blarneying, bootlicking, brown-nosing, buttery, cajoling, complimentary, courtierly, courtly, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, deferential ... show more.

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