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See definition of obsequiousness on Dictionary.com
  • as inflattery
  • as inhumility
  • as inreverence

synonyms for obsequiousness

  • adulation
  • applause
  • approbation
  • blandishment
  • blarney
  • cajolery
  • commendation
  • encomium
  • eulogy
  • eyewash
  • flummery
  • fulsomeness
  • gallantry
  • hokum
  • ingratiation
  • jive
  • mush
  • palaver
  • plaudits
  • puffery
  • snow
  • stroking
  • sycophancy
  • tribute
  • unctuousness
  • bootlicking
  • fawning
  • flattering
  • honeyed words
  • laud
  • pretty speech
  • snow job
  • soft words
  • soft-soap
  • sweet-talk
  • toadyism

antonyms for obsequiousness

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  • blame
  • criticism
  • belittlement
  • castigation
  • condemnation
  • denunciation
  • insult
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How to use obsequiousness in a sentence

Nothing could rouse him out of his tame civility, which had been taken more than once for obsequiousness.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Resistance to power has shut the door of the House of Commons to one man; obsequiousness and servility, to none.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
Evermore is parade and obsequiousness suspectable: it must show either a foolish head, or a knavish heart.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
He hated obsequiousness, and hesitated whether to deal with the mayor courteously or brusquely.
THE CRUISE OF THE "LIVELY BEE"JOHN DE MORGAN
This body-guard, with all external demonstrations of obsequiousness, watched him by night and by day, rendering escape impossible.
HERNANDO CORTEZJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Hitherto he had shown a fulsome obsequiousness to both, and acted the part of a high-toned gentleman.
UP THE FORKED RIVEREDWARD SYLVESTER ELLIS
They are so easily evoked; they respond with such impartial obsequiousness to the call of the humblest magician.
EPHEMERA CRITICAJOHN CHURTON COLLINS
But, for all his obsequiousness, the admirable Harrow was a persistent diplomat.
DESTINYCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
The slavish obsequiousness of the lower classes towards these pampered priests is almost incredible.
EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS 1748-1846, VOLUME XXVARIOUS
Nothing could exceed the obsequiousness of the man of law, and great was the civility of the man of wills.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A POLICEMANWILLIAM RUSSELL (AKA THOMAS WATERS)
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OBSEQUIOUSNESS

  • adulation
  • applause
  • approbation
  • blandishment
  • blarney
  • bootlicking
  • cajolery
  • commendation
  • encomium
  • eulogy
  • eyewash
  • fawning
  • flattering
  • flummery
  • fulsomeness
  • gallantry
  • hokum
  • honeyed words
  • ingratiation
  • jive
  • laud
  • mush
  • obsequiousness
  • palaver
  • plaudits
  • pretty speech
  • puffery
  • snow
  • snow job
  • soft words
  • soft-soap
  • stroking
  • sweet-talk
  • sycophancy
  • toadyism
  • tribute
  • unctuousness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.