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Meaning of DISOBLIGE

Pronunciation:  `disu'blIj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  ignore someone's wishes
  2. [v]  to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
 

DISOBLIGE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bother, discommode, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble
 
 Antonyms: accommodate, oblige
 
 See Also: affect, bear on, bear upon, brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, impact, push aside, touch, touch on

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         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.

         My plan has given offense to some gentlemen, whom it
         would not be very safe to disoblige.  --Addison.



2. To release from obligation. [Obs.]

         Absolving and disobliging from a more general
         command for some just and reasonable cause.
                                               --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affront, bother, call names, disaccommodate, disadvantage, discommode, dishonor, dump on, fleer at, flout, gibe at, give offense to, harm, humiliate, hurl a brickbat, impose upon, incommode, inconvenience, insult, jeer at, jibe at, mock, offend, outrage, put about, put down, put out, put to inconvenience, put to trouble, scoff at, taunt, treat with indignity, trouble
 

 

 

 

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