indisposition

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

Definition of indisposition

:the condition of being indisposed:
b :a usually slight illness

Examples of indisposition in a Sentence

  1. He blamed his absence on a minor indisposition.

  2. a brief indisposition made her miss the party

First Known Use of indisposition

15th century


INDISPOSITION Defined for English Language Learners

indisposition

noun

Definition of indisposition for English Language Learners

  • : a slight illness

  • : lack of willingness to do something



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