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indisposition

[in-dis-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌɪn dɪs pəˈzɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
state of being indisposed.
2.
a slight illness.
3.
disinclination; unwillingness.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see in-3, disposition
Related forms
preindisposition, noun
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Examples for indisposition
  • Many persons even recognize the imminence of an indisposition by the inability to recall proper names.
  • As much as he enjoyed the opera, it did not budge him from his indisposition to study music.
  • It includes an indisposition to use an otherwise sufficient ability.
  • It includes indisposition to use otherwise sufficient ability.
  • She attributes all of these failings to her lawyers or her physical indisposition.
  • It includes a general indisposition to use an otherwise sufficient ability.
  • With the exception of a few cases of indisposition, incident to a change of water, the boys are enjoying excellent health.
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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