Indisposing
Indispose In`dis*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indisposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indisposing}.] [OE. indispos indisposed, feeble, or F. indispos['e] indisposed. See {In-} not, and {Dispose}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify. [1913 Webster]

2. To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

It made him rather indisposed than sick. --Walton. [1913 Webster]

3. To disincline; to render averse or unfavorable; as, a love of pleasure indisposes the mind to severe study; the pride and selfishness of men indispose them to religious duties. [1913 Webster]

The king was sufficiently indisposed towards the persons, or the principles, of Calvin's disciples. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • indisposing — in·dis·pose || ‚ɪndɪ spəʊz v. make ill; make unsuitable or unfit; make averse, cause to be unwilling, disincline …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Indispose — In dis*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indisposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indisposing}.] [OE. indispos indisposed, feeble, or F. indispos[ e] indisposed. See {In } not, and {Dispose}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indisposed — Indispose In dis*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indisposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indisposing}.] [OE. indispos indisposed, feeble, or F. indispos[ e] indisposed. See {In } not, and {Dispose}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indispose — /in di spohz /, v.t., indisposed, indisposing. 1. to make ill, esp. slightly. 2. to put out of the proper condition for something; make unfit: The long tennis match indisposed me for any further physical activity that day. 3. to render averse or… …   Universalium

  • indispose — /ɪndəsˈpoʊz/ (say induhs pohz) verb (t) (indisposed, indisposing) 1. to put out of the proper condition (for something); make unfit; disqualify. 2. to make ill, especially slightly. 3. to disincline; render averse or unwilling. {in 3 + dispose} …   Australian English dictionary

  • indispose — [in΄di spōz΄] vt. indisposed, indisposing [prob. back form. < INDISPOSED] 1. to make unfit or unable; disqualify 2. to make unwilling or disinclined 3. to make slightly ill …   English World dictionary

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