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indisposed

[ in-di-spohzd ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈspoʊzd /
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adjective

sick or ill, especially slightly: to be indisposed with a cold.
disinclined or unwilling; averse: indisposed to help.

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Origin of indisposed

1375–1425; late Middle English: out of order, not suitable. See in-3, disposed

OTHER WORDS FROM indisposed

in·dis·pos·ed·ness [in-di-spoh-zid-nis, -spohzd-], /ˌɪn dɪˈspoʊ zɪd nɪs, -ˈspoʊzd-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indisposed

indisposed
/ (ˌɪndɪˈspəʊzd) /

adjective

sick or ill
unwilling

Derived forms of indisposed

indisposition (ˌɪndɪspəˈzɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for indisposed

C15: from Latin indispositus disordered
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