(comparative more obsequious, superlative most obsequious)
- (archaic) Obedient, compliant with someone else's orders or wishes.
- Excessively eager and attentive to please or to obey all instructions; fawning, subservient, servile.
- Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene 2
- Whilst I awhile obsequiously lamentTh' untimely fall of virtuous Lancaster.
From Latin obsequiÅsus (“complaisant, obsequious"), from obsequium (“compliance"), from obsequor (“comply with, yield to"), from ob (“in the direction of, towards") + sequor (“follow") (see sequel).