Definition for indisposed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), in·dis·posed, in·dis·pos·ing.
Origin of indispose
Examples from the Web for indisposed
Write him that I am indisposed, and that will end the matter.The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories|Leo Tolstoi
He doubted this and thought Britain would be indisposed to recede.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
"Indisposed," said Temple, with the air of one who knew the value of a word that was double-shotted.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly|Charles James Lever
Our game is that he'll be indisposed to-morrow and keep his private rooms.The Red Redmaynes|Eden Phillpotts
To tell the truth, the agent did look as if he were indisposed.The Count's Millions|Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for indisposed (1 of 2)
Word Origin for indisposed
British Dictionary definitions for indisposed (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for indisposed
c.1400, "unprepared;" early 15c., "not in order," from in- (1) "not" + disposed; or else from Late Latin indispositus "without order, confused." Mid-15c. as "diseased;" modern sense of "not very well" is from 1590s. A verb indispose is attested from 1650s but is perhaps a back-formation of this.