disinclination

  • 1 Disinclination — Dis*in cli*na tion, n. The state of being disinclined; want of propensity, desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition. [1913 Webster] Disappointment gave him a disinclination to the fair sex. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] Having… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disinclination — index bias, disincentive, reluctance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 disinclination — 1640s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + INCLINATION (Cf. inclination) …

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  • 4 disinclination — [n] unwillingness to do or believe something alienation, antipathy, aversion, demur, disfavor, dislike, disliking, displeasure, disrelish, dissatisfaction, distaste, hatred, hesitance, indisposition, lack of desire, lack of enthusiasm, loathness …

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  • 5 disinclination — ► NOUN ▪ a reluctance to do something …

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  • 6 disinclination — [dis΄in΄klə nā′shən] n. a dislike or lack of desire; aversion; reluctance …

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  • 7 disinclination — [[t]dɪ̱sɪnklɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N SING: usu N to inf A disinclination to do something is a feeling that you do not want to do it. [FORMAL] They are showing a marked disinclination to pursue these opportunities. Syn: reluctance …

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  • 8 disinclination — UK [ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms disinclination : singular disinclination plural disinclinations formal the feeling of being unwilling to do something …

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  • 9 disinclination — n. (usu. foll. by for, or to + infin.) the absence of willingness; a reluctance (a disinclination for work; disinclination to go) …

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  • 10 disinclination — dis|in|cli|na|tion [ˌdısıŋklıˈneıʃən] n [U] a lack of willingness to do something ≠ ↑inclination ▪ the increasing disinclination of farm workers children to consider a job in farming …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 disinclination — noun (U) formal a lack of willingness to do something: Very naturally there has been a disinclination to face up to these issues …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 disinclination — noun they show a disinclination to face the truth Syn: reluctance, unwillingness, lack of enthusiasm, indisposition, hesitancy; aversion, dislike, distaste; objection, demur, resistance, opposition Ant: enthusiasm …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 disinclination — noun Date: 1647 a preference for avoiding something ; slight aversion …

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  • 14 disinclination — /dis in kleuh nay sheuhn, dis in /, n. the absence of inclination; reluctance; unwillingness. [1640 50; DIS 1 + INCLINATION] * * * …

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  • 15 disinclination — noun The state of being disinclined; want of propensity, desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition …

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  • 16 disinclination — Synonyms and related words: antipathy, averseness, aversion, backwardness, bad books, cursoriness, disaffection, disaffinity, disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor, dislike, disliking, disobedience, displeasure, disrelish,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 disinclination — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. reluctance, unwillingness, dislike; see aversion , hatred 1 , objection 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An attitude or feeling of aversion: dislike, disrelish, distaste, mislike. See LIKE. 2. The state of not being… …

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  • 18 disinclination — dis|in|cli|na|tion [ ,dısınklı neıʃn ] noun count or uncount FORMAL the feeling of being unwilling to do something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 disinclination — dis·in·cli·na·tion || ‚dɪsɪnklɪ neɪʃn n. reluctance, unwillingness …

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  • 20 disinclination — noun a reluctance or unwillingness to do something …

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