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adjective as in showing respect

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Senator McConnell and some other Republican leaders, after waiting far too long, ultimately chose loyalty to the Constitution over obeisance to a demented commander-in-chief.

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“The adorable creature is not always precisely obeisant,” observed Theobald.

She imports patterns, and they become the mode; her caterer invents dishes, and they are copied throughout the obeisant world.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obeisant, such as: courtly, deferential, dutiful, regarding, respectful, and respecting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.