One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an obsequious manservant welcomed them’
servile, ingratiating, unctuous, sycophantic, fawning, toadying, oily, oleaginous, greasy, grovelling, cringing, toadyish, sycophantish, subservient, submissive, slavish, abject, Uriah Heepish
informal slimy, bootlicking, smarmy, sucky, soapy
North American informal brown-nosing
British vulgar slang arse-licking, bum-sucking
North American vulgar slang kiss-ass, ass-kissing
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