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From Latin obsequiōsus (“complaisant, obsequious”), from obsequium (“compliance”), from obsequor (“comply with, yield to”), from ob (“in the direction of, towards”) + sequor (“follow”) (see sequel).
- (archaic) Obedient, compliant with someone else's orders or wishes.
- Excessively eager and attentive to please or to obey all instructions; fawning, subservient, servile.
- (obsolete) Of or pertaining to obsequies, funereal.
- In modern usage, not to be confused with obsequies as the “funereal” sense has become obsolete.
- (fawning or subservient): fawning, ingratiating, servile, slavish, sycophantic, truckling, people pleaser, kiss-ass
obedient, compliant with someone else's orders