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Meaning of OBLIGING

Pronunciation:  u'blIjing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others; "to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover"; "the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave"
  2. [adj]  happy to comply

OBLIGING is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: accommodating, accommodative, complaisant, compliant, complying, yielding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*bli"ging\, a.
Putting under obligation; disposed to oblige or do favors;
hence, helpful; civil; kind.

      Mons.Strozzi has many curiosities, and is very obliging
      to a stranger who desires the sight of them. --Addison.

Syn: Civil; complaisant; courteous; kind, -- {Obliging},
     {Kind}, {Complaisant}.

Usage: One is kind who desires to see others happy; one is
       complaisant who endeavors to make them so in social
       intercourse by attentions calculated to please; one
       who is obliging performs some actual service, or has
       the disposition to do so. -- {O*bli"ging*ly}. adv. --
       {O*bli"ging*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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