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disinclined

[dis-in-klahynd] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈklaɪnd/
adjective
1.
lacking desire or willingness; unwilling; averse:
I'm disinclined to go to the movies tonight.
Origin of disinclined
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; disincline + -ed2
Synonyms
reluctant, loath.

disincline

[dis-in-klahyn] /ˌdɪs ɪnˈklaɪn/
verb (used with or without object), disinclined, disinclining.
1.
to make or be averse or unwilling:
Your rudeness disinclines me to grant your request.
Origin
First recorded in 1640-50; dis-1 + incline
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  • Doubtless, too, he would be tired after his journey and disinclined for such a function.

    People of Position Stanley Portal Hyatt
  • Brown was thinking, and Atkins seemed moody and disinclined to talk.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I do not recollect any other occasion on which I found him disinclined to talk.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • It was rather late and our bookman was disinclined to seek a restaurant.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • Those who had hesitated in their patronage of the poet were not disinclined to aid the painter.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for disinclined

disincline

/ˌdɪsɪnˈklaɪn/
verb
1.
to make or be unwilling, reluctant, or averse
Derived Forms
disinclination (ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for disinclined

disincline

v.

1640s, from dis- + incline (v.). Related: Disinclined; disinclining.

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