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Synonyms for obliging
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complaisant, obliging(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    complaisant

    Antonyms:
    unaccommodating, unobliging

Wiktionary

  1. obliging(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    accommodating, willing

  2. obliging(adjective)

    Happy and ready to do favours for others.

    Synonyms:
    accommodating, willing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obliging

    That is pleasing from which pleasure is received, or may readily be received, without reference to any action or intent in that which confers it; as, a pleasing picture; a pleasing landscape. Whatever has active qualities adapted to give pleasure is pleasant; as, a pleasant breeze; a pleasant (not a pleasing) day. As applied to persons, pleasant always refers to a disposition ready and desirous to please; one is pleasant, or in a pleasant mood, when inclined to make happy those with whom he is dealing, to show kindness and do any reasonable favor. In this sense pleasant is nearly akin to kind, but kind refers to act or intent, while pleasant stops with the disposition; many persons are no longer in a pleasant mood if asked to do a troublesome kindness. Pleasant keeps always something of the sense of actually giving pleasure, and thus surpasses the meaning of good-natured; there are good-natured people who by reason of rudeness and ill-breeding are not pleasant companions. A pleasing face has good features, complexion, expression, etc.; a pleasant face indicates a kind heart and an obliging disposition, as well as kindly feelings in actual exercise; we can say of one usually good-natured, "on that occasion he did not meet me with a pleasant face." Pleasant, in the sense of gay, merry, jocose (the sense still retained in pleasantry), is now rare, and would not be understood outside of literary circles. Compare AMIABLE; COMFORTABLE; DELIGHTFUL.

    Synonyms:
    agreeable, attractive, good-natured, kind, kindly, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable

    Antonyms:
    arrogant, austere, crabbed, disagreeable, displeasing, dreary, forbidding, gloomy, glum, grim, harsh, hateful, ill-humored, ill-natured, offensive, repellent, repelling, repulsive, unkind, unpleasant

    Preposition:
    Pleasant to, with, or toward persons, about a matter.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obliging

    Synonyms:
    kind, considerate, compliant, complaisant, accommodating

    Antonyms:
    discourteous, rude, crossgrained, perverse, unaccomadating, disobliging

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obliging(a.)

    Synonyms:
    civil, complaisant, kind, courteous, polite, friendly, gentlemanly, urbane, affable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obliging(a)

    Synonyms:
    complaisant, gracious, accommodating, affable, debonair, deferential, yielding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    forcing, requiring

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How to use obliging in a sentence?

  1. Bitch Flicks:

    Ideologically, 'Pretty Woman' is a love song to consumerism and capitalism, 'Pretty Woman' depicts a world where everyone is either a card-carrying member of the corporate caste or an obliging subordinate ... It is obsessed with things (hotel suites, private jets, fancy clothes) and encourages the audience to share its obsession with things.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Do good to all and sundry. That is to say, act virtuously and kindly towards everyone. Most especially towards meeting the needs of the needy, the helpless, the poor or the less privileged persons around you and even those afar-off. I mean, be obliging (be willing to help someone else or others). For, kindness or generosity pays off eventually, no matter how small it seems. ~Emeasoba George

  3. George Eliot:

    Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade.

  4. Karl Kraus:

    What torture, this life in society! Often someone is obliging enough to offer me a light, and in order to oblige him I have to fish a cigarette out of my pocket.

  5. Sir George Savile:

    In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.


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