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obeisance

o·bei·sance

obeisance

pronunciation:
o beI sns [or] o bi sns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a gesture of the body, such as a bow, made to indicate respect or submission.
synonyms:
bow, homage, salaam
similar words:
curtsy, kowtow, regards, reverence, salute
definition 2: an attitude of respect or submission.
synonyms:
deference, submissiveness
similar words:
complaisance, compliance, obsequiousness, respect, reverence, veneration
derivations: obeisant (adj.), obeisantly (adv.)