attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner;
"obsequious shop assistants"
- He is obsequious to men in power.
- The secretary is exceedingly obsequious to the manager.
- He is a worker who is obsequious to the boss.
An army may be so constituted as to be..efficient against an enemy, and yet obsequious to the..magistrate.出自： Ld Macaulay