in·​dis·​po·​si·​tion | \ (ˌ)in-ˌdi-spə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce indisposition (audio) \

Definition of indisposition

: the condition of being indisposed:
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
Recent Examples on the Web 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of indisposition

: a slight illness
: lack of willingness to do something

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