- willing or eager to do favors, offer one's services, etc.; accommodating: The clerk was most obliging.
Origin of obliging
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1. helpful, kind, friendly.
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Examples from the Web for obligingly
The gentleman answered as obligingly as before; and as to the house, acquainted him it was his own.Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
And she obligingly answered each one: "Have no fear, I will do it!"
And thereupon he obligingly placed himself at Pierre's disposal.
Miss Slocum smiled, and obligingly repeated, "I'll be larnin' it yet, so I will."The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
"Here put some soda in, I've got some by me," said the concierge, obligingly.L'Assommoir
- ready to do favours; agreeable; kindly
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Word Origin and History for obligingly
"willing to do service or favors," 1630s, present participle adjective from oblige. Related: Obligingly.
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