- to make or be averse or unwilling: Your rudeness disinclines me to grant your request.
Origin of disincline
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Examples from the Web for disincline
I had heard so many stories of his making "dead sets" at new acquaintances as to disincline me to become one.John Leech, His Life and Work, Vol. II (of II)
William Powell Frith
The Romans usually had enough to do at home to disincline them from bothering themselves too much with the religion of the Jews.A Layman's Life of Jesus
Samuel H. M. Byers
At the same time he denounced the authors, so as to disincline the reader to look into their pages for the D'Israelian plagiaries.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)
George Jacob Holyoake
A man may love oysters, but too many oysters will disincline him toward that particular diet.Revolution and Other Essays
The water was so warm as at first to disincline one to enter it, but by degrees the sensation became far from unpleasant.
- to make or be unwilling, reluctant, or averse
Word Origin and History for disincline
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