indisposed

adjective

in·​dis·​posed ˌin-di-ˈspōzd How to pronounce indisposed (audio)
1
: slightly ill
2
: averse

Examples of indisposed in a Sentence

one person in our reading group is very indisposed to suggesting a book stays home from work whenever he feels the least indisposed
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of indisposed was in the 15th century

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“Indisposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indisposed. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

indisposed

adjective
in·​dis·​posed ˌin-dis-ˈpōzd How to pronounce indisposed (audio)
1
: slightly ill
2
: unwilling
was indisposed to help

Medical Definition

indisposed

adjective
in·​dis·​posed ˌin-dis-ˈpōzd How to pronounce indisposed (audio)
: being usually temporarily in poor physical health : slightly ill
indisposition noun

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