Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

disoblige

play
verb dis·oblige \ˌdis-ə-ˈblīj\

Definition of disoblige

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to go counter to the wishes of

  3. 2 :  inconvenience



Examples of disoblige in a sentence

  1. <didn't want to disoblige her relatives by spending the night at their place>



Origin and Etymology of disoblige

French désobliger, from Middle French, from des- dis- + obliger to oblige


First Known Use: 1632


Learn More about disoblige


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up disoblige? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

mysterious, holy, or spiritual

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

megillah rebellion interruption torrent
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ