The definition of obsequious is showing too much willingness to serve someone or something.(adjective)
An example of obsequious is a servant who dotes on his master.
See obsequious in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME obsequyouse < L obsequiosus < obsequium, compliance < obsequi, to comply with < ob- (see ob-) + sequi, to follow: see sequent
See obsequious in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin obsequiōsus
Origin: , from obsequium, compliance
Origin: , from obsequī, to comply
Origin: : ob-, to; see ob-
Origin: + sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
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