Meaning of obsequious

ob•se•qui•ous

Pronunciation: (ub-sē'kwē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow.
  2. servilely compliant or deferential: obsequious servants.
  3. obedient; dutiful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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