- to refuse or neglect to oblige; act contrary to the desire or convenience of; fail to accommodate.
- to give offense to; affront: to be disobliged by a tactless remark.
- to cause inconvenience to; incommode: to be disobliged by an uninvited guest.
Origin of disoblige
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Examples from the Web for disoblige
He that can oblige, may disoblige—Happy for some people not to have it in their power to offend!Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
D'Artagnan saw that he should disoblige him by again interfering.
I have nothing to say which my brother should not hear; my brother will disoblige me by withdrawing.The Freebooters
"I am sorry to disoblige," said George, lifting his shoulders.Into the Highways and Hedges
F. F. Montrsor (Frances Frederica)
And then another man's weakness may disoblige me and discharge me from my duty.A Christian Directory
- to disregard the desires of
- to slight; insult
- informal to cause trouble or inconvenience to
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Word Origin and History for disoblige
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