From French désobliger
disoblige (third-person singular simple present disobliges, present participle disobliging, simple past and past participle disobliged)
- (Britain) Not to oblige; to disappoint, to inconvenience, not to cooperate.
Sorry to disoblige everybody; I know you were depending on me to bring a good weather forecast for our fête, but it is going to rain.
1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter I, in Mansfield Park, volume I, London: T[homas] Egerton, OCLC 39810224, page 2:
- But Miss Frances married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a Lieutenant of Marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly.