Definition of disobliging in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisəˈblījiNG/


Deliberately unhelpful; uncooperative.
Example sentences
  • 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‘.
unhelpful, uncooperative, unaccommodating, unreasonable, awkward, difficult;
discourteous, uncivil, unfriendly

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Syllabification: dis·o·blig·ing

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