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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ob·se·qui·ous /əbˈsikwiəs, ɑb-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·se·qui·ous a.
 1. Promptly obedient, or submissive, to the will of another; compliant; yielding to the desires of another; devoted. [Obs.]
 His servants weeping,
 Obsequious to his orders, bear him hither.   --Addison.
 2. Servilely or meanly attentive; compliant to excess; cringing; fawning; as, obsequious flatterer, parasite.
    There lies ever in =\“obsequious at the present the sense of an observance which is overdone, of an unmanly readiness to fall in with the will of another.\=   --Trench.
 3.  Of or pertaining to obsequies; funereal. [R.] “To do obsequious sorrow.”
 Syn: -- Compliant; obedient; servile. See Yielding.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
             [syn: bootlicking, fawning, sycophantic, toadyish]
      2: attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner; "obsequious
         shop assistants"