disobliging :

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  • v  to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
  • v  ignore someone's wishes
  • s  intentionally unaccommodating
    the action was not offensive to him but proved somewhat disobliging

  • Even Grant, who worked with him, once remarked that Stanton "did things for the pleasure of being disobliging.
  • All were young collegians, and they looked as much alike as so many agitated and disobliging Chinamen.
  • Instead, a disobliging cop simply hustled him along the street.

  • Francis Maude in guardian.co.uk
    ...by "throwbacks" to a previous era Mr Maude told the magazine: "It is obviously very unhelpful if anyone in a senior position in the party makes disobliging remarks to the media. That is a habit we thought we had grown out of and we need to...

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