Definition of Obeisant

1. a. Ready to obey; reverent; differential; also, servilely submissive.



Definition of Obeisant

1. Adjective. courteously deferential and respectful. ¹

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Definition of Obeisant

1. showing reverence or respect [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obeisant

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obediences
obedienciaries
obedienciary
obediency
obedient
obedient plant
obediential
obedientiary
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obeisance
obeisances
obeisancies
obeisancy
obeisant (current term)
obeisantly
obeisaunce
obeisaunces
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obeism
obeisms
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obeliad
obelias
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obelion
obelions

Literary usage of Obeisant

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1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1900)
"... to an impatient audience, and proclaims his own future; Joseph dreams of obeisant sheaf and obeisant star, and predicts his genius for administration. ..."

2. The Reign of Henry VIII from His Accession to the Death of Wolsey by John Sherren Brewer (1884)
"... reverent, and obeisant heart submit myself to the same ; assuring your Highness that I shall never be found, but as your most humble, loyal, true, ..."

3. Letters of Queen Margaret of Anjou and Bishop Beckington and Others by Margaret, Cecil Monro, Thomas Beckington (1863)
"... Lord : We youre humble and true obeisant sub- jectes recommende us lowly unto your high and mightie ..."

4. The Historie and Life of King James the Sext: Being an Account of the by John Colville, James, Thomas Thomson (1825)
"... De vostre Majesté très-humble et tres-obeisant ... Another on this maner, lie vostre Majesté très-humble et tres-obeisant ..."

5. Masterpieces in English Literature, & Lessons in the English Language by Homer Baxter Sprague (1874)
"A marquis whilom lord was of that land, As were his worthy elders him before; And obeisant aye ready to his hand Were all his lieges, bothe less and more. ..."

6. Annual Register (1803)
"Was this to be ' obedient' and ' obeisant' to the chief magistrate ? But even disobedience to the commands of a superior might in some cases be excused, ..."

7. Social Development and Education by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1909)
"Not excellence but chieftainship in a superior is the real motive for assuming the obeisant attitude, if an untaught child can be said to be ever really ..."

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