What is another word for obligingly?

Pronunciation: [əblˈa͡ɪd͡ʒɪŋlɪ] (IPA)

Obligingly is a word that is used to describe helpful or willing behavior. Some synonyms for obligingly include accommodating, complaisant, cooperative, helpful, obliging, responsive, and willing. Accommodating means being able to adjust or adapt based on the needs of others. Complaisant refers to a person's willingness to please or agree to something. Cooperative describes someone who works well with others and is willing to collaborate. Helpful means offering assistance or support. Obliging refers to a person who is willing to do something for someone else. Responsive means being quick to answer or react to something. Finally, willing describes someone who is ready and happy to do what is asked of them.

Usage examples for Obligingly

"A tradesman behind his counter must have no flesh and blood about him, no passions, no resentment; he must never be angry-no, not so much as seem to be so, if a customer tumbles him five hundred pounds' worth of goods, and scarce bids money for anything; nay, though they really come to his shop with no intent to buy, as many do, only to see what is to be sold, and though he knows they cannot be better pleased than they are at some other shop where they intend to buy, 'tis all one; the tradesman must take it, he must place it to the account of his calling, that 'tis his business to be ill-used, and resent nothing; and so must answer as obligingly to those who give him an hour or two's trouble, and buy nothing, as he does to those who, in half the time, lay out ten or twenty pounds.
"Daniel Defoe"
William Minto
The thing Soames had called a super-radar allowed a penguin rookery to be watched in detail without disturbing the penguins, and Fran obligingly loaned his pocket instrument-the one that cut metal like butter-to the physicists of the staff.
"Long Ago, Far Away"
William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster
Mr. McGinnis, who had obligingly died a startling but convenient death, had merely gone before.
"Command"
William McFee

Famous quotes with Obligingly

  • We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
    Voltaire
  • In televisionland we are all sophisticated enough now to realize that every statistic has an equal and opposite statistic somewhere in the universe. It is not a candidate's favorite statistic per se that engages us, but the assurance with which he can use it. We are testing the candidates for self-confidence, for "Presidentiality" in statistical bombardment. It doesn't really matter if their statistics be homemade. What settles the business is the cool with which they are dropped. And so, as the second half hour treads the decimaled path toward the third hour, we become aware of being locked in a tacit conspiracy with the candidates. We know their statistics go to nothing of importance, and they know we know, and we know they know we know. There is total but unspoken agreement that the "debate," the arguments which are being mustered here, are of only the slightest importance. As in some primitive ritual, we all agree — candidates and onlookers — to pretend we are involved in a debate, although the real exercise is a test of style and manners. Which of the competitors can better execute the intricate maneuvers prescribed by a largely irrelevant ritual? This accounts for the curious lack of passion in both performers. Even when Ford accuses Carter of inconsistency, it is done in a flat, emotionless, game-playing style. The delivery has the tuneless ring of an old press release from the Republican National Committee. Just so, when Carter has an opportunity to set pulses pounding by denouncing the Nixon pardon, he dances delicately around the invitation like a maiden skirting a bog. We judge that both men judge us to be drained of desire for passion in public life, to be looking for Presidents who are cool and noninflammable. They present themselves as passionless technocrats using an English singularly devoid of poetry, metaphor and even coherent forthright declaration. Caught up in the conspiracy, we watch their coolness with fine technical understanding and, in the final half hour, begin asking each other for technical judgments. How well is Carter exploiting the event to improve our image of him? Is Ford's television manner sufficiently self-confident to make us sense him as "Presidential"? It is quite extraordinary. Here we are, fully aware that we are being manipulated by image projectionists, yet happily asking ourselves how obligingly we are submitting to the manipulation. It is as though a rat running a maze were more interested in the psychologist's charts on his behavior than in getting the cheese at the goal line.
    Russell Baker

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