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 for disobliging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disobliging \Dis`o*bli"ging\, a.
     1. Not obliging; not disposed to do a favor; unaccommodating;
        as, a disobliging person or act.
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     2. Displeasing; offensive. [Obs.] --Cov. of Tongue. --
        Dis`o*bli"ging*ly, adv. -- Dis`o*bli"ging*ness, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disoblige \Dis`o*blige"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disobliged; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Disobliging.] [Pref. dis- + oblige: cf. F.
     1. To do an act which contravenes the will or desires of; to
        offend by an act of unkindness or incivility; to
        displease; to refrain from obliging; to be unaccommodating
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              Those . . . who slight and disoblige their friends,
              shall infallibly come to know the value of them by
              having none when they shall most need them. --South.
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              My plan has given offense to some gentlemen, whom it
              would not be very safe to disoblige.  --Addison.
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     2. To release from obligation. [Obs.]
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              Absolving and disobliging from a more general
              command for some just and reasonable cause.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: intentionally unaccommodating; "the action was not
             offensive to him but proved somewhat disobliging" [syn:
             disobliging, uncooperative]

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