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disoblige

[ dis-uh-blahyj ]
/ 藢d瑟s 蓹藞bla瑟d蕭 /
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verb (used with object), dis路o路bliged, dis路o路blig路ing.
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.
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Origin of disoblige

1595鈥1605; <Middle French desobliger, equivalent to des-dis-1 + obliger to oblige

OTHER WORDS FROM disoblige

dis路o路blig路ing路ly, adverbdis路o路blig路ing路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disoblige

disoblige
/ (藢d瑟s蓹藞bla瑟d蕭) /

verb (tr)
to disregard the desires of
to slight; insult
informal to cause trouble or inconvenience to

Derived forms of disoblige

disobliging, adjectivedisobligingly, adverbdisobligingness, noun
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