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[dis-in-kluh-ney-shuh n, dis-in-] /dɪsˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs ɪn-/
the absence of inclination; reluctance; unwillingness.
Origin of disinclination
1640-50; dis-1 + inclination Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Each who left said a few words which evinced a disinclination to desert the fireside for the grave and sea depths.

    Curiosities of Olden Times S. Baring-Gould
  • He started to walk home, but still felt that disinclination to face the colonel.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • There may be also smarting, burning, or itching of the lids, and there is disinclination for any prolonged use of the eyes.

  • With the causes of this disinclination we are not now concerned.

  • But these great lubberly fellows resemble mountains, not only in bulk, but in their disinclination to move.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Our bearers, however, had for some time shown a disinclination to proceed.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • The disinclination of old men to plant trees rests upon the slenderness of the chance that they will ever gather of the fruit.

    Dwarf Fruit Trees F. A. Waugh
  • I had never been in a plane in my life, and this for no other reason than disinclination.

Word Origin and History for disinclination

1640s; see dis- + inclination.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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