Pronunciation: [ uhb-see-kwee-uhs ]
characterized by or showing servile obedience and excessive eagerness to please; deferential; fawning
Origin: Late 15th century; Latin
Etymology: from Latin obsequiosus, from obsequium ‘compliancy’, from obsequi ‘follow, comply with’.
Example: After the dog destroyed the couch and got punished, he was very obsequious.