obliging


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o·blig·ing

 (ə-blī′jĭng)
adj.
Ready to do favors for others; accommodating.

o·blig′ing·ly adv.
o·blig′ing·ness n.

obliging

(əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ)
adj
ready to do favours; agreeable; kindly
oˈbligingly adv
oˈbligingness n

o•blig•ing

(əˈblaɪ dʒɪŋ)

adj.
willing or eager to do favors; accommodating.
[1630–40]
o•blig′ing•ly, adv.
o•blig′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obliging - showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others; "to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover"; "the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave"
accommodating, accommodative - helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation; "the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in"; "made a special effort to be accommodating"

obliging

obliging

adjective
Ready to do favors for another:
Translations
مِفْضال، خَدوم
hjælpsom
liîlegur, hjálpsamur
iyiliksevernazik

obliging

[əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ] ADJamable, atento
she's a very obliging persones una persona muy amable or muy atenta or muy solícita
it was very obliging of themfue muy amable de su parte

obliging

[əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ] adjobligeant(e), serviable

obliging

adjentgegenkommend, gefällig; personalityzuvorkommend

obliging

[əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ] adjgentile, servizievole
it was very obliging of them → è stato molto gentile da parte loro

oblige

(əˈblaidʒ) verb
1. to force to do something. She was obliged to go; The police obliged him to leave.
2. to do (someone) a favour or service. Could you oblige me by carrying this, please?
obligation (obliˈgeiʃən) noun
a promise or duty. You are under no obligation to buy this.
obligatory (əˈbligətəri) , ((American) əbligəˈto:ri) adjective
compulsory. Attendance at tonight's meeting is obligatory.
oˈbligatorily adverb
oˈbliging adjective
willing to help other people. He'll help you – he's very obliging.
oˈbligingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Jo led the way, and as if used to waiting on ladies, Laurie drew up a little table, brought a second installment of coffee and ice for Jo, and was so obliging that even particular Meg pronounced him a `nice boy'.
The night they left San Francisco they had written an earnest letter to their father, telling him that on learning the truth about the reverses of Devil's Ford, they thought it their duty to return and share them with others, without obliging him to prefer the request, and with as little worry to him as possible.
I had a very good mouth -- that is I could be guided by the slightest touch of the rein; and that is a great thing in London, among carriages, omnibuses, carts, vans, trucks, cabs, and great wagons creeping along at a walking pace; some going one way, some another, some going slowly, others wanting to pass them; omnibuses stopping short every few minutes to take up a passenger, obliging the horse that is coming behind to pull up too, or to pass, and get before them; perhaps you try to pass, but just then something else comes dashing in through the narrow opening, and you have to keep in behind the omnibus again; presently you think you see a chance, and manage to get to the front, going so near the wheels on each side that half an inch nearer and they would scrape.
Ever quiet and obliging, and more than ready to lend a hand in every emergency which occurred among the workmen below, he had won the good opinion of all the hands, and spent many hours in helping them with as hearty a good will as ever he worked on a Kentucky farm.
Harriet was very ready to speak of the share he had had in their moonlight walks and merry evening games; and dwelt a good deal upon his being so very goodhumoured and obliging.
It was a landscape in water colours, of which I had made a present to the superintendent, in acknowledgment of her obliging mediation with the committee on my behalf, and which she had framed and glazed.
If he will only be so obliging as to break up altogether, he will save us a world of trouble with Mrs.
But, invested for the moment with extraordinary power, he raised himself completely: obliging me to rise too, or I could not have still supported him.
Your conduct has always been of the most delicate and obliging description.
Biddy, who was the most obliging of girls, immediately said she would, and indeed began to carry out her promise within five minutes.
And you've got a good-natured brother, who'll keep your secret well, because you'll be so very obliging to him.
The author's mistake was pointed out to him, in the most obliging manner, by Robert Belt, Esq.