Scarlett with all of her obsequious beaus in gone with the wind
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Word Nerd: Obsequious

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyobsequious-definition-word-nerd-via-lawhimsyObsequious is one of those darling words that sounds and reads so wonderfully. Obsequious simply rolls off of the tongue so splendidly and using obsequious to describe someone, whether it be a political sycophant or an obnoxious beau or even one of those lost souls who latch onto someone and follow their every movement like a puppy, is quite delightful (though not necessarily in a mean-spirited way, rather in a descriptive sort of way, particularly in the latter’s case). Obsequious is also one of those words that tends to pop up rather often in my readings, perhaps because it is such a terrific characterizing word.

Scarlett with all of her obsequious beaus in gone with the windScarlett certainly had her fair share of obsequious beaus – each vying for a bit of attention, a chance to impress and gain her favor!

Is obsequious a word you’ve run across often?

Namaste ~ Ella

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