disinclination 1640s; see DIS- (Cf. dis-) + INCLINATION (Cf. inclination).

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  • 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

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

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

  • disinclination — ► NOUN ▪ a reluctance to do something …   English terms dictionary

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

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   English dictionary

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

  • 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

  • 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

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