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  1. easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging.
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Origin of accommodating

First recorded in 1610–20; accommodate + -ing2
Related formsac·com·mo·dat·ing·ly, adverbnon·ac·com·mo·dat·ing, adjectivenon·ac·com·mo·dat·ing·ly, adverbnon·ac·com·mo·dat·ing·ness, nounpre·ac·com·mo·dat·ing·ly, adverbsu·per·ac·com·mo·dat·ing, adjectiveun·ac·com·mo·dat·ing, adjectiveun·ac·com·mo·dat·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unaccommodating

Historical Examples

  • I will not deny, but I have no unaccommodating prejudiced habits.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • They are noisy, vicious, unaccommodating and aggravating to a degree.

  • But of all animals in the world a rhinoceros is, perhaps, the most unaccommodating.

    The Bush Boys

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • This was not because he was unaccommodating, but a proof of superior manners.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau

  • That unaccommodating tongue only moves with a soul behind it.

    Christmas Evans

    Paxton Hood

British Dictionary definitions for unaccommodating


  1. willing to help; kind; obliging
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Derived Formsaccommodatingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unaccommodating



"obliging," 1771, present participle adjective from accommodate.

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