disinclination

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noun dis·in·cli·na·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˌin-klə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌsiŋ-\

Definition of disinclination

  1. :  a preference for avoiding something :  slight aversion

Examples of disinclination in a sentence

  1. <it's an understatement to say that our dog shows a disinclination to get into the car to go to the vet>

  2. <a strong disinclination for Brussels sprouts since birth>

1647

First Known Use of disinclination

1647


DISINCLINATION Defined for English Language Learners

disinclination

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noun dis·in·cli·na·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˌin-klə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌsiŋ-\

Definition of disinclination for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of not wanting to do something : a tendency to avoid a particular activity



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