dis·​in·​cline | \ ˌdis-in-ˈklīn How to pronounce disincline (audio) \
disinclined; disinclining; disinclines

Definition of disincline

transitive verb

: to make unwilling

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And my sense right now is that Democrats are disinclined to try to prioritize it. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The case for amnesty," 29 Oct. 2018 In addition to getting around the standing problem, the initiative also sidesteps the need to rope in Congress, the Justice Department, or any other entity disinclined to investigate or question Trump conflicts. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine, "How state attorneys general could take down Trump.," 15 Feb. 2017 Bennett said as manufacturing jobs continued to disappear, factory owners were disinclined to sponsor apprenticeships. Olivera Perkins, cleveland.com, "Medina manufacturers focus on closing skills gap with new program (photos)," 24 July 2017 Such ideological tunnel vision disinclines these outlets right to counter conspiratorial thinking in their own ranks. Jeet Heer, New Republic, "No, Liberals Are Not Falling for Conspiracy Theories Just Like Conservatives Do," 23 May 2017

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1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disincline was in 1647

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