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obsequious
  • s  attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  • s  attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
    obsequious shop assistants
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observable
  • s  capable of being seen or noticed
    an observable change in behavior
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observant
  • s  paying close attention especially to details
  • s  quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
  • s  (of individuals) adhering strictly to laws and rules and customs
    observant of the speed limit
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observed
  • v  discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  • v  make mention of
    She observed that his presentation took up too much time
  • v  observe with care or pay close attention to
  • v  watch attentively
  • v  show respect towards
  • v  behave as expected during of holidays or rites
  • v  follow with the eyes or the mind
  • v  stick to correctly or closely
  • v  conform one's action or practice to
  • s  discovered or determined by scientific observation
    no explanation for the observed phenomena
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observing
  • v  discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  • v  make mention of
  • v  observe with care or pay close attention to
  • v  watch attentively
  • v  show respect towards
  • v  behave as expected during of holidays or rites
  • v  follow with the eyes or the mind
  • v  stick to correctly or closely
  • v  conform one's action or practice to
  • s  quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
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obsessed
  • v  haunt like a ghost; pursue
  • v  be preoccupied with something
  • s  having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
    was absolutely obsessed with the girl
  • s  influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion
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obsessional
  • s  characterized by or constituting an obsession
    the obsessional character of his response
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obsessive
  • n  a person who has obsessions
  • s  characterized by or constituting an obsession
    obsessive gambling
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obsessive-compulsive
  • n  a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics
  • s  characterized by obsessions and compulsions
    obsessive-compulsive neurosis
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obsolete
  • s  no longer in use
    obsolete words
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obstetric
  • a  of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics
    obstetric hospital
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obstetrical
  • a  of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics
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obstinate
  • v  persist stubbornly
    he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
  • a  tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  • s  stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  • s  resistant to guidance or discipline
    an obstinate child with a violent temper
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obstreperous
  • s  noisily and stubbornly defiant
    obstreperous boys
  • s  boisterously and noisily aggressive
    kept up an obstreperous clamor
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obstructed
  • v  hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  • v  block passage through
  • v  shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
  • a  shut off to passage or view or hindered from action
    a partially obstructed passageway
    an obstructed view
    justice obstructed is not justice
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obtainable
  • s  capable of being obtained
    savings of up to 50 percent are obtainable
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obtrusive
  • a  undesirably noticeable
    the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child
    equally obtrusive was the graffiti
  • s  sticking out; protruding
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