Definition of obliging in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈblʌɪdʒɪŋ/


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.
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



Pronunciation: /əˈblʌɪdʒɪŋnəs/
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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