Translation of obsequious in Spanish:


servil, adj.

Pronunciation /əbˈsiːkwɪəs//əbˈsikwiəs/


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    excesivamente obsequioso
    • Submission here means to be subsequent or responsive, not necessarily obsequious or subservient.
    • Woodward's obsequious style minimised the impact.
    • As is always the case in France, I am not sure if she reads my apology as sufficiently humble or merely obsequious.
    • Paris himself turns out to be an obsequious toady in Domitian's heady presence.
    • Thus approached, I would smile benignly and direct the appropriately obsequious customer toward the objects of his desiring.
    • They're surrounded by heavy linen, sparkling crystal, gleaming silver, obsequious waiters, and an embarrassment of champagne glasses.
    • Everyone was desperately failing to be cool about the presence of this A list Hollywood actor, but the first few questions were obsequious and embarrassing.
    • We Catholics need to possess greater wisdom than to merely fall for somebody who is obsequious, nice, polite and reasonable.
    • Like spoiled children, they can demand, stamp their feet, refuse to vote, be fickle and whimsical, expecting MPs to act as obsequious valets, while distrusting them all along.
    • He was obedient to his Christchurch bosses, but not at all obsequious.
    • He cuddled up to his colleagues, begging for approval - he was obsequious, smart, slippery.
    • Her insatiable desire to be stroked, bolstered, flattered, was met by Burrell with the obsequious enthusiasm of a knight offering the chasteness of courtly love.
    • The award will be given annually to the journo who produces the greatest volume of obsequious offal about a sports ‘hero’.
    • Diamond has a gentle, self-effacing style about him without seeming obsequious.
    • In fact, the figure lounging in front of me seems in some respects more human than fox, effortlessly graceful, endearing without being obsequious, and persistently humorous.
    • The person he hires will be insipid and obsequious.
    • Randy is Mr. Lahey's obsequious sidekick, lover and Sunnyvale's assistant trailer park supervisor.
    • They've filled their almost-claustrophobic room with towering flower bouquets and perhaps a few too many obsequious waiters.
    • My ghostly waiter was preferable to the obsequious, hovering variety which pop up like pantomime villains to ask if everything is all right just as you are about to start chewing.
    • They are curiously obsequious, seeming to promise presidents and prime ministers a favourable verdict in return for a few invitations, a few decorations.