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disinclined

adjective dis·in·clined

: not wanting to do something : not inclined to do something

Full Definition of DISINCLINED

:  unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval

Examples of DISINCLINED

  1. <disinclined to pay his friends a visit without calling first>

First Known Use of DISINCLINED

1647

Synonym Discussion of DISINCLINED

disinclined, hesitant, reluctant, loath, averse mean lacking the will or desire to do something indicated. disinclined implies lack of taste for or inclination <disinclined to move again> <disinclined for reading>. hesitant implies a holding back especially through fear or uncertainty <hesitant about asking for a date>. reluctant implies a holding back through unwillingness <a reluctant witness>. loath implies hesitancy because of conflict with one's opinions, predilections, or liking <seems loath to trust anyone>. averse implies a holding back from or avoiding because of distaste or repugnance <averse to hard work> <not averse to an occasional drink>.

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