Ductile vs Obsequious - What's the difference?

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Ductile is a related term of obsequious.


As adjectives the difference between ductile and obsequious

is that ductile is capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking while obsequious is (archaic) obedient, compliant with someone else's orders or wishes.

ductile

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking.
  • Molded easily into a new form.
  • (rare) Led easily; prone to follow.
  • Synonyms

    * (molded easily) flexible, plastic, pliant; see also * (led easily) tractable

    Antonyms

    * (capable of being pulled into thin wire) brittle

    Coordinate terms

    * malleable

    See also

    * elastic ----

    obsequious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Obedient, compliant with someone else's orders or wishes.
  • Excessively eager and attentive to please or to obey all instructions; fawning, subservient, servile.
  • * 1927 , (Thornton Wilder), (The Bridge of San Luis Rey) , p. 20
  • Translation falls especially short of this conceit which carries the whole flamboyance of the Spanish language. It was intended as an obsequious flattery of the Condesa, and was untrue.
  • (obsolete) Of or pertaining to obsequies, funereal.
  • *
  • … the survivor bound
    In filial obligation for some term
    To do obsequious sorrow…
  • *
  • Whilst I awhile obsequiously lament
    Th’ untimely fall of virtuous Lancaster.

    Usage notes

    * In modern usage, not to be confused with obsequies as the “funereal” sense has become obsolete.

    Synonyms

    * (fawning or subservient) fawning, ingratiating, servile, slavish, sycophantic, truckling, people pleaser, kiss-ass