obliging

  • 1 obliging — o*bli ging ([ o]*bl[imac] j[i^]ng), a. Putting under obligation; disposed to oblige or do favors; hence, helpful; civil; kind. [1913 Webster] Mons. Strozzi has many curiosities, and is very obliging to a stranger who desires the sight of them.… …

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  • 2 obliging — obliging; un·obliging; …

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  • 3 obliging — index accommodation (adjustment), beneficial, benevolent, binding, charitable (lenient), civil (poli …

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  • 4 obliging — (adj.) willing to do service or favors, 1630s, prp. adjective from OBLIGE (Cf. oblige). Related: Obligingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 obliging — good natured, complaisant, *amiable Analogous words: helping or helpful, aiding, assisting (see corresponding verbs at HELP): accommodating, favoring (see OBLIGE): *compliant, acquiescent: *thoughtful, considerate Antonyms: disobliging:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 obliging — [adj] friendly, helpful accommodating, agreeable, amiable, cheerful, civil, complaisant, considerate, cooperative, courteous, eager to please, easy, easygoing, good humored, goodnatured, hospitable, kind, lenient, mild, polite, willing; concepts… …

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  • 7 obliging — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ willing to do a service or kindness; helpful. DERIVATIVES obligingly adverb …

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  • 8 obliging — [ə blī′jiŋ, ōblī′jiŋ] adj. ready to do favors; helpful; courteous; accommodating SYN. AMIABLE obligingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Obliging — Oblige O*blige ([ o]*bl[imac]j ; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obliged} ([ o]*bl[imac]jd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Obliging} ([ o]*bl[imac] j[i^]ng).] [OF. obligier, F. obliger, L. obligare; ob (see {Ob }) + ligare to bind. See {Ligament}, and cf.… …

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  • 10 obliging — [[t]əbla͟ɪʤɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as obliging, you think that they are willing and eager to be helpful. [OLD FASHIONED or WRITTEN] He is an extremely pleasant and obliging man. Syn: accommodating Derived words:… …

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  • 11 obliging — obligingly, adv. obligingness, n. /euh bluy jing/, adj. 1. willing or eager to do favors, offer one s services, etc.; accommodating: The clerk was most obliging. 2. obligating. [1630 40; OBLIGE + ING2] Syn. 1. helpful, kind, friendly. * * * …

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  • 12 obliging — o|blig|ing [əˈblaıdʒıŋ] adj willing and eager to help ▪ The shop assistant was very obliging. >obligingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 obliging — o|blig|ing [ ə blaıdʒıŋ ] adjective willing to help someone: An obliging bellboy carried our bags to our room. ╾ o|blig|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 14 obliging — adjective willing and eager to help: What an obliging child! obligingly adverb: Of course I ll do it , she said obligingly …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 obliging — adjective he was obliging enough to carry all the bags Syn: helpful, accommodating, willing, cooperative, considerate, complaisant, agreeable, amenable, generous, kind, neighborly, hospitable, friendly, pleasant, good natured, amiable, gracious,… …

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  • 16 obliging — UK [əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ] / US adjective willing to help someone An obliging porter carried our bags to our room. Derived word: obligingly adverb …

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  • 17 obliging — /əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ / (say uh bluyjing) adjective 1. disposed to do favours or services, as a person: the clerk was most obliging. 2. that obliges. {oblig(e) + ing2} –obligingly, adverb –obligingness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 obliging — adjective Date: 1632 willing to do favors ; helpful Synonyms: see amiable • obligingly adverb • obligingness noun …

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  • 19 obliging — adjective Happy and ready to do favours for others. Syn: accommodating, willing …

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  • 20 obliging — Synonyms and related words: accommodating, accommodative, affable, agreeable, amenable, amiable, attentive, benevolent, benign, benignant, civil, complaisant, compliant, considerate, courteous, decent, deferential, delicate, easy, fair, friendly …

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