indisposition

noun
in·dis·po·si·tion | \(ˌ)in-ˌdi-spə-ˈzi-shən \

Definition of indisposition 

: the condition of being indisposed:

a : disinclination

b : a usually slight illness

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Examples of indisposition in a Sentence

He blamed his absence on a minor indisposition. a brief indisposition made her miss the party

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For a more rewarding solution to Mr. Lang’s indisposition, Mr. Corea might have simply replaced Mr. Lang as soloist and presented his personal take on Gershwin. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: Lang Lang Opens Carnegie Season With a Gershwin Gimmick," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of indisposition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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indisposition

noun

English Language Learners Definition of indisposition

: a slight illness

: lack of willingness to do something

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