Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obedient; subject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Ready to obey; reverent; deferential; also, servilely submissive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective courteously deferential and respectful.

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Examples

  • Most alarming to the West was a coup in Czechoslovakia in early 1948 that replaced a government desperately seeking to retain ties with both East and West with a hard-core Communist regime obeisant to Moscow.

    Between War and Peace

  • To hear the king rattle free of his own subconscious shackles at the same time that the film's score remains obeisant to the Aryan strain is a paradox the film sadly cannot comfortably survive.

    Glenn Young: Au Contraire! The King's Speech

  • Most alarming to the West was a coup in Czechoslovakia in early 1948 that replaced a government desperately seeking to retain ties with both East and West with a hard-core Communist regime obeisant to Moscow.

    Between War and Peace

  • Corruption at the department head level, incompetence and obeisant servitude required in lower ranks of DOT and other agency employees.

    Seattle Council, KC Exec Support Highway-Heavy Transportation Plan « PubliCola

  • We must do what the Republicans tell us to do, it is that simple, and right now, our Republican overlords are whip cracking and barking the simple command, shred the Constitution, obeisant knaves.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Actually Existing Constitution

  • For a lousy $100 a month we're to be obeisant to a Republican party and its rich patrons who are indifferent and even hostile to lower and middle class Americans getting ahead and getting a raise at all.

    Stephen Herrington: Before the Curtain Falls on the 111th Congress, I Pray You Hear

  • For a lousy $100 a month we're to be obeisant to a Republican party and its rich patrons who are indifferent and even hostile to lower and middle class Americans getting ahead and getting a raise at all.

    Stephen Herrington: Before the Curtain Falls on the 111th Congress, I Pray You Hear

  • For a lousy $100 a month we're to be obeisant to a Republican party and its rich patrons who are indifferent and even hostile to lower and middle class Americans getting ahead and getting a raise at all.

    Stephen Herrington: Before the Curtain Falls on the 111th Congress, I Pray You Hear

  • We can no longer accept a society in which a few selfish individuals control the fate of the entire nation, the obeisant public acquiesces without comment to gratuitous transfers of public resources to private interests, and the concept of personal responsibility is seen as a quaint concept applicable only to others.

    Iris Erlingsdottir: "Happy" Anniversary, Iceland

  • We can no longer accept a society in which a few selfish individuals control the fate of the entire nation, the obeisant public acquiesces without comment to gratuitous transfers of public resources to private interests, and the concept of personal responsibility is seen as a quaint concept applicable only to others.

    "Happy" Anniversary, Iceland

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