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

indisposedness [in-di-spoh-zid-nis, -spohzd-] , noun

1. unwell. 2. reluctant, loath. Unabridged


[in-di-spohz] ,
verb (used with object), indisposed, indisposing.
to make ill, especially slightly.
to put out of the proper condition for something; make unfit: The long tennis match indisposed me for any further physical activity that day.
to render averse or unwilling; disincline: His anger indisposed him from helping.

1650–60; back formation from indisposed

preindispose, verb (used with object), preindisposed, preindisposing. Unabridged
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indispose (ˌɪndɪˈspəʊz)
1.  to make unwilling or opposed; disincline
2.  to cause to feel ill
3.  to make unfit (for something or to do something)

indisposed (ˌɪndɪˈspəʊzd)
1.  sick or ill
2.  unwilling
[C15: from Latin indispositus disordered]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., originally "not in order," from L.L. indispositus, from in- "not" + dispositus (see dispose); modern sense of "not very well" is from 1590s.
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indispose in·dis·pose (ĭn'dĭ-spōz')
v. in·dis·posed, in·dis·pos·ing, in·dis·pos·es
To cause to be or feel ill; sicken.

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Example sentences
He did not attend church, being somewhat indisposed.
Unfortunately, when the day came for the one and only performance, she was indisposed and an understudy had to take her place.
The cavalry and mounted infantry advanced on the left to touch the rebels, who moved obstinately, though not indisposed to fight.
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