disinclined

[ dis-in-klahynd ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈklaɪnd /

adjective

lacking desire or willingness; unwilling; averse: I'm disinclined to go to the movies tonight.

Nearby words

  1. disimprison,
  2. disincentive,
  3. disincentivize,
  4. disinclination,
  5. disincline,
  6. disincorporate,
  7. disinfect,
  8. disinfectant,
  9. disinfest,
  10. disinfestant

Origin of disinclined

First recorded in 1640–50; disincline + -ed2

disincline

[ dis-in-klahyn ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈklaɪn /

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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British Dictionary definitions for disinclined

disincline

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈklaɪn) /

verb

to make or be unwilling, reluctant, or averse
Derived Formsdisinclination (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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