Word of the Day : February 2, 2022
What It Means
Obsequious means “marked by or showing a fawning attentiveness”—in other words, “too eager to help or obey someone important.”
// The director’s crew included an entourage of obsequious film interns.
OBSEQUIOUS in Context
“The service here is as traditional as the decor, with the obsequious staff as cheery as they are attentive.” — Anooska Tucker-Evans, The Courier Mail (Australia), 4 Dec. 2021