indisposed

  • 1 indisposed — [adj1] not well ailing, below par, confined, down, down with*, feeling rotten*, got a bug*, ill, infirm, laid up*, on sick list*, out of action*, poorly, sick, sickly, under the weather*, unwell; concept 314 Ant. healthy, well indisposed [adj2]… …

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  • 2 indisposed — index adverse (hostile), averse, disabled (made incapable), disinclined, disobedient, reluctant, renitent …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 indisposed — (adj.) c.1400, unprepared; early 15c., not in order, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not + DISPOSED (Cf. disposed); or else from L.L. indispositus without order, confused. Mid 15c. as diseased; modern sense of not very well is from 1590s. A verb indispose… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 indisposed — *disinclined, loath, averse, hesitant, reluctant Analogous words: inimical, hostile, antagonistic, antipathetic (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY) Antonyms: disposed Contrasted words: *eager, avid, keen, anxious: friendly, *amicable, neighborly …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 indisposed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) slightly unwell. 2) unwilling …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 indisposed — [in΄di spōzd′] adj. [ME indisposid < in , IN 2 + pp. of disposen, DISPOSE] 1. slightly ill 2. unwilling; disinclined SYN. SICK1 …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Indisposed — Indispose In dis*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indisposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indisposing}.] [OE. indispos indisposed, feeble, or F. indispos[ e] indisposed. See {In } not, and {Dispose}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 indisposed — adj. (formal) indisposed to + inf. (she appears indisposed to go) * * * [ˌɪndɪ spəʊzd] (formal) indisposed to + inf. (she appears indisposed to go) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 indisposed — indisposedness /in di spoh zid nis, spohzd /, n. /in di spohzd /, adj. 1. sick or ill, esp. slightly: to be indisposed with a cold. 2. disinclined or unwilling; averse: indisposed to help. [1375 1425; late ME: out of order, not suitable. See IN 3 …

    Universalium

  • 10 indisposed — in|dis|posed [ˌındıˈspəuzd US ˈspouzd] adj [not before noun] formal 1.) ill and therefore unable to be present ▪ Mrs Rawlins is temporarily indisposed. 2.) indisposed to do sth not willing to do something …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 indisposed — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪspo͟ʊzd[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ If you say that someone is indisposed, you mean that they are not available because they are ill, or for a reason that you do not want to reveal. [FORMAL] The speaker was regrettably indisposed. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 indisposed —    1. menstruating    Literally, unwell:     Rag 3. A sanitary pad or towel. Hence the flag (or danger signal) is up: she is indisposed . (DSUE)    2. having a hangover    Again from feeling unwell:     When a rich man gets drunk, he is… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 13 indisposed — adjective (not before noun) formal 1 ill and therefore unable to be present: Mrs Rawlins regrets that she is temporarily indisposed. 2 indisposed to do sth not willing to do something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 indisposed — adjective 1) my wife is indisposed Syn: ill, unwell, sick, on the sick list, poorly, ailing, not (very) well, out of sorts, out of action, hors de combat; informal under the weather, laid up Ant: well 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 indisposed — adjective a) mildly ill He was indisposed with a cold. b) unwilling to do a task. See Also: indisposition …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 indisposed — in•dis•posed [[t]ˌɪn dɪˈspoʊzd[/t]] adj. 1) sick or ill, esp. slightly 2) disinclined or unwilling; averse: indisposed to help[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME: out of order, not suitable in dis•pos′ed•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 indisposed — /ɪndəsˈpoʊzd / (say induhs pohzd) adjective 1. sick or ill, especially slightly: indisposed with a cold. 2. disinclined or unwilling …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 indisposed — adjective Date: 15th century 1. slightly ill 2. averse …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 indisposed — in·dis·posed .in dis pōzd adj being usu. temporarily in poor physical health: slightly ill in·dis·po·si·tion (.)in .dis pə zish ən n …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 indisposed — Synonyms and related words: afraid, ailing, antagonistic, antipathetic, at odds, averse, backward, bad, below par, critically ill, cursory, differing, disagreeing, disinclined, disobedient, donsie, down, faint, faintish, feeling awful, feeling… …

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