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 Dictionary entry overview: What does obliging mean? 

OBLIGING (adjective)
  The adjective OBLIGING has 1 sense:

1. showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

  Familiarity information: OBLIGING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OBLIGING (adjective)

Sense 1obliging [BACK TO TOP]


Showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others


complaisant; obliging

Context examples:

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)

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