[ in-dis-puh-zish-uh n ]
/ ˌɪn dɪs pəˈzɪʃ ən /


state of being indisposed.
a slight illness.
disinclination; unwillingness.

Nearby words

  1. indiscussible,
  2. indispensability,
  3. indispensable,
  4. indispose,
  5. indisposed,
  6. indisputable,
  7. indissolubility,
  8. indissoluble,
  9. indistinct,
  10. indistinctive

Origin of indisposition

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at in-3, disposition

Related formspre·in·dis·po·si·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for indisposition



early 15c., "unfavorable influence" (in astrology); also in Middle English, "ill health, disorder of the mind or body; unfavorable disposition, hostility; inclination to evil; wickedness; public disorder, lawlessness," from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + disposition.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper