Definition of disobliging in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈblʌɪdʒɪŋ/


1Deliberately unhelpful; uncooperative: I think you’re simply being disobliging
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  • Consigned by a disobliging fate to the era of Gladstone and Guizot, he has far less in common with those worthies than with Rafael Trujillo and with Papa Doc.
  • Some like feisty, noisy, slightly aggressive animals but others, like me, prefer inert but cheerfully disobliging ones.
  • Famously, Connolly is protected by one of the most disobliging management teams in show business, a company with an answerphone message that might as well be the single word ‘No‘.
1.1Unkind: disobliging remarks about colleagues
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  • I made a disobliging reference to Pinter in my piece, and then discovered before the deadline that the speech had actually been delivered the day before.
  • Last year Hitchens told an English interviewer that he is ready to remember even more disobliging material from that lunch, in the event that Blumenthal takes after him in the upcoming memoir.
  • Where the speech should have recognised my input, there would sometimes be a disobliging reference to 18 wasted years.

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