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obligingness

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

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

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

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. -- {O*bli"ging*ly}. adverb -- {O*bli"ging*ness}, noun

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

obligingness

noun

1: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others [syn: {complaisance}, {compliance}, {compliancy}, {obligingness}, {deference}]


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