Word Moment: Obsequious

ob·se·qui·ous (b-skws, b-)

adj.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

[Middle English, from Latin obsequisus, from obsequiumcompliance, from obsequto complyob-to; see ob-sequto follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.]

ob·sequi·ous·ly adv.
ob·sequi·ous·ness n.
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