(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. servilely, slavishly, subserviently, sycophantically, ingratiatingly, fawningly, abjectly, grovelingly, on one's knees.

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  • Obsequiously — Ob*se qui*ous*ly, adv. 1. In an obsequious manner; compliantly; fawningly. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. In a manner appropriate to obsequies. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Whilst I a while obsequiously lament The untimely fall of virtuous Lancaster. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obsequiously — obsequious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. DERIVATIVES obsequiously adverb obsequiousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin obsequium compliance , from obsequi follow, comply with …   English terms dictionary

  • obsequiously — adverb in an obsequious manner she acts obsequiously toward her boss • Syn: ↑subserviently, ↑servilely • Derived from adjective: ↑servile (for: ↑servilely), ↑subservient …   Useful english dictionary

  • obsequiously — adverb see obsequious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obsequiously — See obsequious. * * * …   Universalium

  • obsequiously — adverb In an obsequious manner. Syn: fawningly, subserviently …   Wiktionary

  • obsequiously — É™b sɪːkwɪəslɪ adv. attentively; fawningly; servilely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obsequiously — ob·se·qui·ous·ly …   English syllables

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  • obsequious — obsequiously, adv. obsequiousness, n. /euhb see kwee euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow. 2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants. 3. obedient; dutiful. [1375 …   Universalium

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