From Latin obsequiōsus (“complaisant, obsequious”) , from obsequium (“compliance”), from obsequor (“comply with, yield to”), from ob (“in the direction of, towards”) + sequor (“follow”) (see sequel).
- (archaic) Obedient; compliant with someone else's orders or wishes.
- Excessively eager and attentive to please or to obey instructions; fawning, subservient, servile.
- (obsolete) Of or pertaining to obsequies, funereal.
- (obedient): See also Thesaurus:obedient
- (fawning or subservient): fawning, ingratiating, servile, slavish, sycophantic, truckling; see also Thesaurus:sycophantic
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *sekʷ- (1 c, 0 e)
obedient, compliant with someone else's orders