Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

disinclination

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disinclination

  1. 1 a lack of willingness or desire to do or accept something <it's an understatement to say that our dog shows a disinclination to get into the car to go to the vet> Synonyms reluctance, hesitance, hesitancy, reticence, unwillingnessRelated Words faltering, fence-sitting, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, shilly-shallying, staggering, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling); distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertaintyNear Antonyms assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, suretyAntonyms inclination, willingness

  2. 2 a strong feeling of not liking or approving <a strong disinclination for Brussels sprouts since birth> Synonyms allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, dislike, disliking, disrelish, down [chiefly British], mislikeRelated Words disgust, distaste, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, execration, hate, hatred; deprecation, disapproval, displeasure, dissatisfaction; jaundiceNear Antonyms affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, love, passion; bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, propensity, tendencyAntonyms appetite, favor, fondness, like, liking, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up disinclination? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ