Obeisant O*bei"sant, a. [F. ob['e]issant, p. pr. of ob['e]ir to obey.] Ready to obey; reverent; deferential; also, servilely submissive. [1913 Webster]

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  • obeisant — I adjective affable, amiable, civil, complaisant, compliant, conciliatory, courteous, decorous, deferential, deferring, duteous, dutiful, eager to please, good humored, good natured, gracious, helpful, honorable, humble, meek, nonresisting,… …   Law dictionary

  • obeisant — [adj] showing respect courtly, deferential, dutiful, regarding, respectful, respecting, reverent, reverential, servile, standing; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • obeisant — obeisance ► NOUN 1) deferential respect or homage. 2) a gesture expressing this, such as a bow. DERIVATIVES obeisant adjective. ORIGIN Old French obeissance, from obeir obey …   English terms dictionary

  • obeisant — adjective see obeisance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obeisant — See obeisance. * * * …   Universalium

  • obeisant — adjective courteously deferential and respectful …   Wiktionary

  • obeisant — Synonyms and related words: abject, backscratching, beggarly, bootlicking, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, deferential, fawning, flattering, footlicking, groveling, hangdog, ingratiating, mealymouthed, menial, obsequious, on bended knee …   Moby Thesaurus

  • obeisant — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. deferential, respecting, reverent, servile, worshipping, obsequious. ANT.: disrespectful, irreverent, insolent II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by courteous submission or respect: deferential, duteous,… …   English dictionary for students

  • obeisant — o bei·sant || əʊ beɪsnt adj. deeply respectful, servilely obedient …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obeisant — obei·sant …   English syllables

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