Putting under obligation; disposed to oblige or do favors; hence, helpful; civil; kind.
Mons.Strozzi has many curiosities, and is very obliging to a stranger who desires the sight of them.
Syn. -- Civil; complaisant; courteous; kind, -- Obliging, Kind, Complaisant. One is kind who desires to see others happy; one is complaisant who endeavors to make them so in social intercourse by attentions calculated to please; one who is obliging performs some actual service, or has the disposition to do so.
-- O*bli"ging*ly. adv. -- O*bli"ging*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.