willing or eager to do favors, offer one's services, etc.; accommodating: The clerk was most obliging.
- o·blig·ing·ly, adverb
- o·blig·ing·ness, noun
- un·o·blig·ing, adjective
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How to use obliging in a sentence
Modi has used these levers to turn some of the biggest names in India’s news industry from barking watchdogs into obliging poodles.It Isn't Just Modi. India’s Compliant Media Must Also Take Responsibility for the COVID-19 Crisis | Debasish Roy Chowdhury | May 3, 2021 | Time
Ever obliging, Springsteen then flexed all the right things on a paddle board.Bruce Springsteen’s Bond Moment: The Boss’ Body Beautiful at 64 | Tim Teeman | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the three-hour-mark, the hitherto obliging Lanzmann finally becomes irritated.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ | Jimmy So | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Brown expressed the hope that the obliging spirit of the brunch would somehow infuse Washington as a whole.
One of the salesmen obliging pulled out a .380 for me from its packaging and held it out.
The obliging staff plugged the word “dog” into their computers and all the official citations came whirring out.
You were obliging enough to ask me to accept a presentation copy of your verses.
Mr. Wauchop has proved himself a most obliging member of the staff.Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year 1924-25 | General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
I felt quite sure that Mr Lockhart would find her, he is such an obliging and amiable man, as well as clever.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
Singularly courteous and obliging on all occasions, I, personally, have been much indebted to him for help and advice.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
This victimizing of some obliging guest is only too common, but no true lady will ever be guilty of such rudeness.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for obliging
ready to do favours; agreeable; kindly
- obligingly, adverb
- obligingness, noun
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