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(past & past part. disobliged; pres. part. disobliging)
To cause inconvenience or discomfort to.  Synonyms: bother, discommode, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble.
Ignore someone's wishes.

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"Disoblige" Quotes from Famous Books

... nothing to be told, nothing, at least of Mary," he said, speaking to his sister; "but of me, you may tell this, if you choose to disoblige your brother—that I love Mary Thorne with all my heart; and that I will never love ...
— Doctor Thorne • Anthony Trollope

... the double work would be too heavy. Of course I should like the money and I'm awfully sorry to disoblige Lord Grantchester and Jack, but one has one's limitations, and I don't want to ...
— Nightfall • Anthony Pryde

... told you my opinion. There would be a scandal in the office, where there is a great deal too much talk already about you and Madame Marneffe. This, of course, is between ourselves. I have no wish to touch you on a sensitive spot, or disoblige you in any way, and I will prove it. If you are determined to get Monsieur Coquet's place, and he will really be a loss in the War Office, for he has been here since 1809, I will go into the country for a fortnight, so as to leave the ...
— Poor Relations • Honore de Balzac

... is one thing at which I am more concerned than all the false criticisms that are made upon me; and that is, some of the ladies are offended. I am heartily sorry for it; for I declare, I would rather disoblige all the critics in the world than one of the fair sex. They are concerned that I have represented some women vicious and affected. How can I help it? It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human ...
— Henry Esmond; The English Humourists; The Four Georges • William Makepeace Thackeray

Words linked to "Disoblige" :   distress, ignore, touch on, bear on, disregard, touch, impact, straiten, push aside, brush off, brush aside, discount, dismiss, affect, bear upon, oblige

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