disinclined

  • 1 disinclined — adj Disinclined, indisposed, hesitant, reluctant, loath, averse mean manifesting neither the will nor the desire to do or to have anything to do with something indicated or understood. Disinclined implies a lack of taste or inclination for… …

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  • 2 disinclined — (adj.) 1640s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + INCLINE (Cf. incline) (v.). Related: Disinclined …

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  • 3 disinclined — I adjective adverse, against, antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, averse, aversus, balking, contrary, counter, demurring, disaffected, dissenting, dissident, faltering, grudging, hesitant, indisposed, laggard, loath, noncooperating, not… …

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  • 4 disinclined — [adj] unwilling afraid, antipathetic, averse, backward, balking, doubtful, dubious, hesitating, indisposed, loath, not in the mood*, objecting, opposed, protesting, reluctant, resistant, shy, shying, slow, sticking, uneager, unsympathetic;… …

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  • 5 disinclined — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reluctant; unwilling …

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  • 6 disinclined — [dis΄inklīnd′] adj. unwilling; reluctant SYN. RELUCTANT …

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  • 7 disinclined — adjective Date: 1647 unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval Synonyms: disinclined, hesitant, reluctant, loath, averse mean lacking the will or desire to do something indicated. disinclined implies lack of taste for or inclination <… …

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  • 8 disinclined — adj. (cannot stand alone) disinclined to + inf. (he seems disinclined to put up resistance) * * * (cannot stand alone) disinclined to + int. (he seems disinclined to put up resistance) …

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  • 9 disinclined — [[t]dɪ̱sɪnkla͟ɪnd[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ, usu ADJ to inf If you are disinclined to do something, you do not want to do it. [FORMAL] He was disinclined to talk about himself, especially to his students... They are disinclined to use violence because …

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  • 10 Disinclined — Disincline Dis in*cline , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disinclined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disinclining}.] To incline away the affections of; to excite a slight aversion in; to indispose; to make unwilling; to alienate. [1913 Webster] Careful . . . to… …

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  • 11 disinclined — dis|in|clined [ˌdısınˈklaınd] adj be/feel disinclined to do sth formal to be unwilling to do something = ↑reluctant ▪ I was disinclined to talk to Stephen about it …

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  • 12 disinclined — adjective be /feel disinclined to do sth formal to be unwilling to do something: In the present case I feel disinclined to interfere in the matter …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 disinclined — /dis in kluynd /, adj. lacking desire or willingness; unwilling; averse: I m disinclined to go to the movies tonight. [1640 50; DISINCLINE + ED2] Syn. reluctant, loath. * * * …

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  • 14 disinclined — adjective she was disinclined to abandon the old ways Syn: reluctant, unwilling, unenthusiastic, unprepared, indisposed, ill disposed, not in the mood, hesitant; loath, averse, antipathetic, resistant, opposed Ant: willing …

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  • 15 disinclined — /ˌdɪsɪnˈklaɪnd/ (say .disin kluynd) adjective unwilling or averse: disinclined to attend …

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  • 16 disinclined — adjective unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval disinclined to say anything to anybody • Ant: ↑inclined • Similar to: ↑afraid, ↑antipathetic, ↑antipathetical, ↑averse, ↑ …

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  • 17 disinclined — Synonyms and related words: afraid, allergic, antipathetic, at odds, averse, backward, balking, boggling, cursory, differing, disaffected, disagreeing, disenchanted, disobedient, displeased, doubtful, dubious, forced, fractious, hesitant, hostile …

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  • 18 disinclined — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unwilling, reluctant, balking, hesitant; see reluctant , unwilling . See Synonym Study at reluctant . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. unwilling, reluctant, loath, averse, indisposed, opposed, resistant, hesitant. ANT …

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  • 19 disinclined — dis|in|clined [ ,dısın klaınd ] adjective FORMAL unwilling to do something: RELUCTANT …

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  • 20 disinclined — dis·in clined || ‚dɪsɪŋ klaɪnd adj. reluctant, unwilling, indisposed, averse dis·in·cline || ‚dɪsɪn klaɪn v. decline, be unwilling; make unwilling, cause to be averse to …

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