Poodle vs Obsequious - What's the difference?

poodle | obsequious |


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.

poodle

English

(wikipedia poodle)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (breed of dog) canis aviarius aquaticus

    Derived terms

    (poodle crossbreeds) * cockapoo * goldendoodle * labradoodle * schnoodle * Shih-poo / Pooshih * whoodle * yorkipoo / yorkapoo, yoodle * miniature poodle * standard poodle * toy poodle

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    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