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[ob-si-kwuh ns] /ˈɒb sɪ kwəns/

willingness or eagerness to comply, please, serve, etc.; obsequiousness.


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  • Obsequent

    /ˈɒbsɪkwənt/ adjective 1. (of a river) flowing into a subsequent stream in the opposite direction to the original slope of the land

  • Obsequent-stream

    [ob-si-kwuh nt] /ˈɒb sɪ kwənt/ noun, Geology. 1. a stream flowing in a direction opposite to that of the dip of the local strata.

  • Obsequies

    [ob-si-kwee] /ˈɒb sɪ kwi/ noun, plural obsequies. Usually, obsequies 1. a funeral rite or ceremony. /ˈɒbsɪkwɪz/ plural noun (sing) -quy 1. funeral rites n. “funeral rites,” plural of obsequy. n. late 14c., from Old French obseque, osseque “funeral rites,” from Medieval Latin obsequiae, influenced in sense by confusion of Latin obsequium “compliance” (see obsequious) with […]

  • Obsequious

    [uh b-see-kwee-uh s] /əbˈsi kwi əs/ adjective 1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow. 2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants. 3. obedient; dutiful. /əbˈsiːkwɪəs/ adjective 1. obedient or attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner 2. (rare) submissive or compliant adj. late 15c., “prompt to serve,” from Middle […]

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