obliging

[uh-blahy-jing]

adjective

willing or eager to do favors, offer one's services, etc.; accommodating: The clerk was most obliging.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. obligatory,
  2. oblige,
  3. obliged,
  4. obligee,
  5. obligement,
  6. obligor,
  7. oblique,
  8. oblique angle,
  9. oblique circular cone,
  10. oblique circular cylinder

Origin of obliging

First recorded in 1630–40; oblige + -ing2

Related formso·blig·ing·ly, adverbo·blig·ing·ness, nounun·o·blig·ing, adjective

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for obligingly


British Dictionary definitions for obligingly

obliging

adjective

ready to do favours; agreeable; kindly
Derived Formsobligingly, adverbobligingness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for obligingly

obliging

adj.

"willing to do service or favors," 1630s, present participle adjective from oblige. Related: Obligingly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper