Disoblige Dis`o*blige", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disobliged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disobliging}.] [Pref. dis- + oblige: cf. F. d['e]sobliger.] 1. To do an act which contravenes the will or desires of; to offend by an act of unkindness or incivility; to displease; to refrain from obliging; to be unaccommodating to. [1913 Webster]

Those . . . who slight and disoblige their friends, shall infallibly come to know the value of them by having none when they shall most need them. --South. [1913 Webster]

My plan has given offense to some gentlemen, whom it would not be very safe to disoblige. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To release from obligation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Absolving and disobliging from a more general command for some just and reasonable cause. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • disoblige — (v.) c.1600, to free from obligation; 1630s, to refuse to oblige, from Fr. désobliger (c.1300), from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + L. obligare (see OBLIGE (Cf. oblige)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disoblige — [v] displease, annoy affront, bother, discommode, disturb, incommode, inconvenience, insult, offend, put about, put out, slight, trouble, upset, vex; concepts 7,19 Ant. agree, oblige, please …   New thesaurus

  • disoblige — [dis΄ə blīj′, dis΄ō blīj′] vt. disobliged, disobliging [Fr désobliger: see DIS & OBLIGE] 1. to refuse to oblige or do a favor for 2. to slight; offend 3. to inconvenience; incommode disobliging adj. disobligingly …   English World dictionary

  • disoblige — verb Not to oblige; to disappoint, to inconvenience, not to cooperate. Sorry to disoblige everybody; I know you were depending on me to bring a good weather forecast for our fête, but it is going to rain. Ant: oblige …   Wiktionary

  • disoblige — transitive verb Etymology: French désobliger, from Middle French, from des dis + obliger to oblige Date: 1632 1. to go counter to the wishes of 2. inconvenience …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • disoblige — Synonyms and related words: affront, bother, call names, disaccommodate, disadvantage, discommode, dishonor, dump on, fleer at, flout, gibe at, give offense to, harm, humiliate, hurl a brickbat, impose upon, incommode, inconvenience, insult, jeer …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disoblige — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To insult] Syn. offend, affront, displease; see insult . 2. [To inconvenience] Syn. annoy, discommode, upset, refuse to oblige; see bother 2 , disturb 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • disoblige — dis·o·blige || ‚dɪsÉ™ blaɪdÊ’ v. refuse to assist, refuse to cooperate …   English contemporary dictionary

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