Definition of obliging in English:

obliging

Line breaks: ob¦li|ging
Pronunciation: /əˈblʌɪdʒɪŋ
 
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adjective

Willing to do a service or kindness; helpful: one of the most obliging stewards it’s very obliging of him
More example sentences
  • The very happy and obliging young service ladies were resplendent in snappy white shorts and tops.
  • The staff of the school have been very obliging and friendly.
  • A very pleasant and obliging man, he gained the popularity of everybody.
Synonyms
helpful, eager to help/please, accommodating, willing, cooperative, considerate, complaisant, agreeable, amenable, generous, friendly, kind, neighbourly, hospitable, pleasant, good-natured, amiable, gracious, unselfish, civil, courteous, polite, indulgent, benevolent
British informal decent

Derivatives

obligingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Again and again, they obligingly cut generous portions of the juice-filled beef or pork for you on demand.
  • Right now though I obligingly withheld that dark, heartless side of me.
  • She took the necklace from her sister and, as Charity lifted her hair obligingly, draped the thin silver chain around her neck and fastened the tiny clasp.

obligingness

noun
More example sentences
  • The halfway war starts out as a battle that is not, in the first flush of romance, recognised as the beginning of a war at all: it starts out as the battle of obligingness.
  • From the first moment he interested me, especially for his obligingness and for his knowledge of local conditions.
  • The second trump is the kindness and obligingness of the staff.

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