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Synonyms for obsequious

excessively eager to serve or obey

Synonyms for obsequious

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

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The obsequious lackey--the automatic genie of the house which belonged to none of the three men,--stood like a graven statue after having helped them in.
In return for this Schulenberg was to send three meals per diem to Sarah's hall room by a waiter--an obsequious one if possible--and furnish her each afternoon with a pencil draft of what Fate had in store for Schulenberg's customers on the morrow.
Before him Power Divine his way prepar'd; At his command the uprooted Hills retir'd Each to his place, they heard his voice and went Obsequious, Heav'n his wonted face renewd, And with fresh Flourets Hill and Valley smil'd.
So fawning and obsequious has coverage of the North Korean slave state been that Buzzfeed, as reliable a shaper and purveyor of woke millennial opinion as any outlet, felt the need to issue a "PSA" informing readers that the emissary of a giant concentration camp is "Not Your New Fave Shade Queen" but rather a "Garbage Monster.
They belie all of Malacanang's obsequious press releases on China's 'friendly' incursions.
I can't help but wonder what the obsequious sycophants would have had to say if he had stood by and she fell.
Not only does it make a mockery of the 'greenest government ever' mantra which has long been abandoned by the Conservative party, in case it upsets their amoral corporate paymasters, but this proposal extends beyond even her hated predecessor David Cameron's obsequious approach.
Prying defeat (green light for war) from the jaws of victory (continued peace), his obsequious and predictable behavior in the face of repeated humiliations encouraged dictators to ignore his meek warnings.
The actor is the vocal force behind a handful of "Simpsons" characters -- Homer Simpson's neighbor Flanders, the evil billionaire Burns, Principal Skinner and Burns' obsequious manservant Waylon Smithers.
Neither too aggressive nor too obsequious as Rosina's overseer and would-be suitor, he captured Bartolo's mix of frustration and desperation without resorting to caricature.
by Abasin Zaheer on 13 October, 2014 - 19:00 KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday hailed President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai's resolve to implement laws on powerful individuals and his intention to stay away from obsequious persons.
The plots of the US and the obsequious West and regional allies have been evident since years, said Mikdad, affirming that the three-year-old crisis in Syria was triggered by a US-western scheme mainly masterminded by Israel and implemented by some Persian Gulf and Arab regimes.
The idea of the perfect servant -- silent, obsequious, loyal -- is a central component of the many myths of England's recent past," she writes.
The PIJ, on the other hand, has been dependent on Iranian handouts for decades and has always been loyal, even obsequious.