Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not obliging; not disposed to please or to gratify the wishes of another; unaccommodating: as, a disobliging landlord.
- v. present participle of disoblige.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not obliging; not disposed to do a favor; unaccommodating.
- adj. obsolete Displeasing; offensive.
- adj. intentionally unaccommodating
“Irritated by "disobliging" criticism of the kamikaze mission,”
“It may seem 'disobliging' to you, but you know that is not my motive.”
“It is true that the Labour party that now presses this case once rigged the NHS rules in favour of private providers, and also that Mr Clegg, who is now charged with seeing to it that it prevails, has said disobliging things about the health service in the past.”
“Giles Terera's Caliban is no threat: merely disobliging: his "Ban Ban Caliban" riff is diminished by being ironically chanted by two of the clowns as if they were the Andrews Sisters; his rift with Prospero too chummily resolved.”
“Ronnie Campbell, a north-eastern MP, was most disobliging about Branson, whom he described as a "goody two-shoes" who might very well ditch the north-east and move the operation to London, or even offshore.”
“He shifts in his seat, he shuffles bits of paper and his dark eyes flick around the room, occasionally alighting on a person who might once have said or written something disobliging about him.”
“(Most of it on days when Levin or Hannity or Hugh Hewitt or Limbaugh himself has had something especially disobliging to say about me.)”
“A rather disobliging vote of thanks from Mr Stuart Fraser pointed out that another firm that valued employee participation was Lehman Brothers, whose collapse started the present crisis.”
“Lion Wharf Road seemed to offer a route to the water's edge, but a brown heritage signpost said there was no through route and I couldn't see how to get on to the disobliging path anyway.”
“Indeed, everyone can cite cases of knavish behaviour – the bloody-minded GP receptionist, a sullen council jobsworth or disobliging clock-watchers shutting down switchboards at 4. 55pm, regardless.”
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Words taken from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
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