Main definitions of obsequent in English

: obsequent1obsequent2

obsequent1

adjective

rare
  • Compliant, yielding, obedient; deferential, servile.

Origin

Early 16th century. From classical Latin obsequent-, obsequēns compliant, yielding, use as adjective of present participle of obsequī to follow or comply with.

Pronunciation

obsequent

/ˈɒbsɪkw(ə)nt/ /ɒbˈsiːkw(ə)nt/

Main definitions of obsequent in English

: obsequent1obsequent2

obsequent2

adjective

  • 1Of a stream, stream valley, or drainage pattern: having a course or character opposite to that of a consequent stream, stream valley, or drainage pattern, i.e. against the direction of dip of the strata.

  • 2Of a fault-line scarp or related feature: having (as a result of differential erosion) a relief the reverse of that originally produced by the faulting.

noun

  • An obsequent stream.

Origin

Late 19th century. From ob- + -sequent.

Pronunciation

obsequent

/ˈɒbsɪkw(ə)nt/ /ɒbˈsiːkw(ə)nt/