Poodle vs Obsequious - What's the difference?
As a noun poodle
is any of various breeds of dog originating in europe as hunting dogs, and having heavy, curly fur in a solid color; their shoulder height indicates their classification as standard, miniature, or toy.
As an adjective obsequious is
(archaic) obedient, compliant with someone else's orders or wishes.
Any of various breeds of dog originating in Europe as hunting dogs, and having heavy, curly fur in a solid color; their shoulder height indicates their classification as standard, miniature, or toy.
* (breed of dog) canis aviarius aquaticus
* Shih-poo / Pooshih
* yorkipoo / yorkapoo, yoodle
* miniature poodle
* standard poodle
* toy poodle
(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
(obsolete) Of or pertaining to obsequies, funereal.
- 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.
- … the survivor bound
In filial obligation for some term
To do obsequious sorrow…
- Whilst I awhile obsequiously lament
Th’ untimely fall of virtuous Lancaster.
* In modern usage, not to be confused with obsequies as the “funereal” sense has become obsolete.
* (fawning or subservient) fawning, ingratiating, servile, slavish, sycophantic, truckling, people pleaser, kiss-ass