disoblige

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French désobliger

Verb[edit]

disoblige ‎(third-person singular simple present disobliges, present participle disobliging, simple past and past participle disobliged)

  1. (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.
    • between 1812 and 1814, Jane Austen, chapter 1, in Mansfield Park:
      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.

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