ADJ. Morally or legally constraining and/or binding.

ADJ. Required by obligation.
Your attendance at school is obligatory.
by Steve Beger March 24, 2004
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When a reply to a tweet is so customary and routine, but you want to be different
TimTheTatman: "The Dallas Cowboys will win the Super Bowl this season!"

Average Twitter User: "*Obligatory "HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO TEACH YOU THIS LESSON, OLD MAN!?" comment*"
by ChasingLions October 21, 2022
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When you are stuck in a flood or bizarre water situation and you get in a random object so that you can surf with it and survive.
Yesterday i was obligatory surfing in the waters of the tsunami.
by walt46 March 16, 2011
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When you lowkey want to show your friends that you're doing something cool.
Ivar wanted to let his friends know that he was drinking and beeing all cool, but lowkey. So he uploaded a picture of a vodka bottle and a package of digestive cookies, and said that the digestive cookies were obligatory, therefore Obligatory Digestive.
by JokerSnoker February 16, 2017
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When a person likes something on facebook because it was written by their friend
Hey man, did you see John's status the other day about his ex? What a pussy.

Yeah. I felt bad though, so I gave it an obligatory like.
by jhonda555 January 14, 2012
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No matter how funny, good, intelligent or rare a video/picture/post is, there will always be someone disliking it, and if it's only for the sake of preventing a 'perfect' voting. Also, downvotes arise from jealousy, hate or any other form of secret respect.
person 1: dude check out this video, its a child doing a backflip while making pancakes on the back of an elephant.

person 2: wow thats incredible. *obligatory downvote*

person 1: i cant believe there is actually nobody that dislikes this newsfeed. well, its about a migrated disabled kid that survived cancer and the war.

person 2: *obligatory downvote*
by sbstr May 28, 2011
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The obligatory use of dubstep to advertise the fact that the video you are watching should be considered "extreme" or significantly better than it actually is.
Shows that the company advertising is familiar with popular culture.
by Bogus Gordon February 3, 2014
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