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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  • disobliging — index insolent, invidious, malevolent, negative, outrageous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • disobliging — dis|o|blig|ing [ ,dısə blaıdʒıŋ ] adjective MAINLY BRITISH FORMAL refusing to help or do what someone asks you to do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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