verb (used with or without object), dis·in·clined, dis·in·clin·ing.

to make or be averse or unwilling: Your rudeness disinclines me to grant your request.

Origin of disincline

First recorded in 1640–50; dis-1 + incline
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to make or be unwilling, reluctant, or averse
Derived Formsdisinclination (ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃən), noun
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Word Origin and History for disincline

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

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