disoblige

[ dis-uh-blahyj ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈblaɪdʒ /

verb (used with object), dis·o·bliged, dis·o·blig·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.

Origin of disoblige

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

Related forms

dis·o·blig·ing·ly, adverbdis·o·blig·ing·ness, noun
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disoblige

/ (ˌdɪsəˈblaɪdʒ) /

verb (tr)

to disregard the desires of
to slight; insult
informal to cause trouble or inconvenience to

Derived Forms

disobliging, adjectivedisobligingly, adverbdisobligingness, noun
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