Search Result for "disobliging":
1. intentionally unaccommodating;
- Example: "the action was not offensive to him but proved somewhat disobliging"
[syn: disobliging, uncooperative]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disobliging \Dis`o*bli"ging\, a. 1. Not obliging; not disposed to do a favor; unaccommodating; as, a disobliging person or act. [1913 Webster] 2. Displeasing; offensive. [Obs.] --Cov. of Tongue. -- Dis`o*bli"ging*ly, adv. -- Dis`o*bli"ging*ness, n. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disoblige \Dis`o*blige"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disobliged; p. pr. & vb. n. Disobliging.] [Pref. dis- + oblige: cf. F. d['e]sobliger.] 1. To do an act which contravenes the will or desires of; to offend by an act of unkindness or incivility; to displease; to refrain from obliging; to be unaccommodating to. [1913 Webster] Those . . . who slight and disoblige their friends, shall infallibly come to know the value of them by having none when they shall most need them. --South. [1913 Webster] My plan has given offense to some gentlemen, whom it would not be very safe to disoblige. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To release from obligation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Absolving and disobliging from a more general command for some just and reasonable cause. --Milton. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
disobliging adj 1: intentionally unaccommodating; "the action was not offensive to him but proved somewhat disobliging" [syn: disobliging, uncooperative]