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Definition 1: attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for obsequious in the sense of this definition

(obsequious is similar to ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

Definition 2: attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where obsequious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • obsequious shop assistants

(obsequious is similar to ...) submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

"spoke in a servile tone" "the incurably servile housekeeper" "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"

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