a) The quality of being obsequious
b) Servile compliance

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  • Obsequiousness — Ob*se qui*ous*ness, n. The quality or state of being obsequious. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obsequiousness — index allegiance, discipline (obedience) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obsequiousness — obsequious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. DERIVATIVES obsequiously adverb obsequiousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin obsequium compliance , from obsequi follow, comply with …   English terms dictionary

  • obsequiousness — noun see obsequious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obsequiousness — See obsequiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • obsequiousness — ob se·qui·ous·ness || É™b sɪːkwɪəsnɪs n. self abasement; surrender; excessive obedience …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obsequiousness — n. Fawning, cringing, servility, slavishness, suppleness, sycophancy, mean compliance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • obsequiousness — ob·se·qui·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • obsequiousness — See: obsequious …   English dictionary

  • obsequiousness — noun abject or cringing submissiveness • Syn: ↑servility, ↑subservience • Derivationally related forms: ↑subservient (for: ↑subservience), ↑servile (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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