indisposition

[in-dis-puh-zish-uh n]
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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
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Word Origin and History for indisposition
n.

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.

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