- 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 disobliged
The man was sorry to have disobliged him, and would carry it back again.Barnaby Rudge
If he will give up his lease, he may be disobliged from the rent and service.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)
Wyndham declined to serve under Hopton, who had "disobliged" him.Rupert Prince Palatine
My own relations I had disobliged, by marrying the daughter of a tradesman.The Sylph, Volume I and II
I have nothing,—but to remain here and know that I have disobliged all those that love me.The American Senator
- to disregard the desires of
- to slight; insult
- informal to cause trouble or inconvenience to
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Word Origin and History for disobliged
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