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Obsequious

Meaning: Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

Jul 25, 2016 13:00 IST
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Meaning: Attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

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His obsequious remarks helped him gain promotion in his job.

Pronunciation: uh b-see-kwee-uh s

Usage/Example: 1. Josh Jeffers is simply terrific as the obsequious and put upon Malvolio. (Source: Greenville News)

2. It was promoted on the front page with an obsequious refer: “An inspiring manifesto for our times.” (Source: New York Times)

3. Snagging a brief interview with the nominee, Boaz Bismuth opens with an obsequious remark to the presidential hopeful as he passes. (Source: The Times of Israel)

Synonyms and Antonyms: Obsequious

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