Definition of Obsequiousness

1. Noun. Abject or cringing submissiveness.

Exact synonyms: Servility, Subservience
Generic synonyms: Submissiveness
Specialized synonyms: Sycophancy
Derivative terms: Obsequious, Obsequious, Servile, Subservient



Definition of Obsequiousness

1. n. The quality or state of being obsequious.

Definition of Obsequiousness

1. Noun. The quality of being obsequious ¹

2. Noun. Servile compliance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obsequiousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obsequiousness

obscæne
obsecrate
obsecrated
obsecrates
obsecrating
obsecration
obsecrations
obsecratory
obsequent
obsequie
obsequience
obsequiences
obsequies
obsequious
obsequiously
obsequiousness (current term)
obsequity
obsequy
observ'd
observabilities
observability
observable
observables
observably
observance
observances
observancy
observant
observantine
observantly

Literary usage of Obsequiousness

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1. The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of the by William Robertson (1809)
"... whom Ferdinand had appointed regent, were far inferior to those of Ximenes, the same obsequiousness to the will of Charles did not appear, ..."

2. A View of the Action of the Federal Government, in Behalf of Slavery by William Jay (1839)
"The following pages will exhibit many of the results of this influence, and the first to which the reader's attention is called, is THE obsequiousness OF ..."

3. Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour Through Part of the by Edward Allen Talbot (1824)
"... obsequiousness OF HUSBANDS. r \ IN my preceding letter I brought you acquainted with the manners and customs of the HIGHER CLASS in Canadian Society, ..."

4. The History of Paraguay: With Notes of Personal Observations, and by Charles Ames Washburn (1871)
"obsequiousness of Lopez's Officers. — Admiral Tamandare. — Brazilian Artillery Practice. — An American Claim allowed by Lopez. — Arrest of Don Luis Jara. ..."

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