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Pronunciation of obsequious

Meaning of obsequious in Hindi

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Meaning of OBSEQUIOUS in English
  1. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  2. attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
  3. Promptly obedient, or submissive, to the will of another; compliant; yielding to the desires of another; devoted.
  4. Servilely or meanly attentive; compliant to excess; cringing; fawning; as, obsequious flatterer, parasite.
  5. Of or pertaining to obsequies; funereal.
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OBSEQUIOUS Sentence, Example and Usage

Examples and usage of OBSEQUIOUS in prose and poetry

To better understand the meaning of OBSEQUIOUS, certain examples of its usage are presented.Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word OBSEQUIOUS

  1. "He imagined them vicious with servants and obsequious to priests"

    The word/phrase 'obsequious' was used by 'Toni Morrison' in 'A mercy'.
  2. "The doctor, flattered at this unexpected title, launched out into obsequious phrases"

    'Gustave Flaubert' has used the obsequious in the novel Madame bovary.
Usage of "OBSEQUIOUS": Examples from famous English Poetry

  1. "How many a holy and obsequious tear"
    - This term obsequious was used by William Shakespeare in the Poem Sonnet iv.

  2. "I saw th' obsequious seraphim"
    - This term obsequious was used by Richard Crashaw in the Poem Verses from the shepherds' hymn.

Usage of "OBSEQUIOUS" in sentences

  1. "Obsequious shop assistants"

  2. "A coaxing and obsequious voice"

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