indisposition

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

noun

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

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Origin of indisposition

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

OTHER WORDS FROM indisposition

pre·in·dis·po·si·tion, noun
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