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Definitions of obsequiousness

  1. abject or cringing submissiveness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality of being obsequious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Prompt obedience; servile submission. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for obsequiousness

  1. The Commendatore answered at once: " I am coming," and, rising hastily, left the room with a strange expression on his face, where anger was disappearing, and obsequiousness was dawning. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  2. He had broken the spell of a lifetime of silent obsequiousness to a silly convention. – Command by William McFee
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