Antonyms for obeisance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : oh-bey-suh ns, oh-bee-
Phonetic Transcription : oʊˈbeɪ səns, oʊˈbi-

Definition of obeisance

Origin :
  • late 14c., "act or fact of obeying," from Old French obeissance "obedience, service, feudal duty" (13c.), from obeissant, present participle of obeir "obey," from Latin oboedire (see obey). Sense in English altered late 14c. to "bending or prostration of the body as a gesture of submission or respect" by confusion with abaisance. Related: Obeisant.
  • noun salutation
Example sentences :
  • Pani rose and made an obeisance, and brought forward a chair.
  • Extract from : « A Little Girl in Old Detroit » by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Jacintha came in with the tonic in a glass, and retired with an obeisance.
  • Extract from : « White Lies » by Charles Reade
  • To the Governor-General, however, the Sultan must do obeisance.
  • Extract from : « From Jungle to Java » by Arthur Keyser
  • Taking the offered money, she made an obeisance, and withdrew.
  • Extract from : « Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter » by Lawrence L. Lynch
  • The sisters sang their hymn, made their obeisance, and departed.
  • Extract from : « Gryll Grange » by Thomas Love Peacock
  • And when he made his obeisance to David, he inquired of him whence he came.
  • Extract from : « The Antiquities of the Jews » by Flavius Josephus
  • As he spoke, he brought his wife before the King and she made an obeisance.
  • Extract from : « Operas Every Child Should Know » by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • Sweeping the cavaliers' obeisance, gallantest of bows, they rode away.
  • Extract from : « The Amazing Marriage, Complete » by George Meredith
  • The two stood before the throne and looked at Pharaoh, making no obeisance.
  • Extract from : « Moon of Israel » by H. Rider Haggard
  • Your hostess will give her hand to you when you make your obeisance.
  • Extract from : « The Complete Bachelor » by Walter Germain

Synonyms for obeisance

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