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Definition of "disoblige" [dis•o•blige]

  • To refuse or neglect to act in accord with the wishes of. (verb-transitive)
  • To inconvenience. (verb-transitive)
  • To give offense to; affront. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disoblige" in a sentence
  • "On the other hand, Talleyrand was a dangerous man to disoblige."
  • "We are to leave early in the morning, to catch as much as we can of the short winter daylight, and I have to be ready and waiting in the stable yard so as not to disoblige my new family and my silent husband-to-be."
  • "Innocence; for we had never study'd the Documents of Complaisance, nor knew we how to flatter any Body's Fancy, and disoblige our own."