Definition of 'obsequious'
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His caricatures were affectionate but not obsequious representations of the great and the good. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They were obsequious and servile and did not presume to talk to their masters as if they were their equals. The Secret Garden (1911)It is obsequious for a reason: a correspondent will not be given stories or even asked to briefings if he does not toe the line. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He's that kind of man: modest and honest and difficult to write about without seeming obsequious. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there is a point, when excessive demands are being placed, at which assent becomes obsequious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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