Obligingly
obliging o*bli"ging ([-o]*bl[imac]"j[i^]ng), a. Putting under obligation; disposed to oblige or do favors; hence, helpful; civil; kind. [1913 Webster]

Mons. Strozzi has many curiosities, and is very obliging to a stranger who desires the sight of them. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Civil; complaisant; courteous; kind, -- {Obliging}, {Kind}, {Complaisant}.

Usage: One is kind who desires to see others happy; one is complaisant who endeavors to make them so in social intercourse by attentions calculated to please; one who is obliging performs some actual service, or has the disposition to do so. [1913 Webster] -- {O*bli"ging*ly}. adv. -- {O*bli"ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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