[ dis-in-klahynd ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈklaɪnd /


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


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Origin of disinclined

First recorded in 1640–50; disincline + -ed2

Definition for disinclined (2 of 2)

[ 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

/ (ˌdɪsɪnˈklaɪn) /


to make or be unwilling, reluctant, or averse

Derived forms of disincline

disinclination (ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃən), noun
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