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disoblige

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Disoblige \Dis'o*blige"\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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.

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

2. To release from obligation. [Obs.]

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

disoblige

verb

1: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..." [syn: {trouble}, {put out}, {inconvenience}, {disoblige}, {discommode}, {incommode}, {bother}]

2: ignore someone's wishes [ant: {accommodate}, {oblige}]


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