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disinclination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disinclination  \Dis*in`cli*na"tion\,  n. 
  The  state  of  being  disinclined;  want  of  propensity,  desire, 
  or  affection;  slight  aversion  or  dislike;  indisposition. 
 
  Disappointment  gave  him  a  disinclination  to  the  fair 
  sex.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  Having  a  disinclination  to  books  or  business. 
  --Guardian. 
 
  Syn:  Unwillingness;  disaffection;  alienation;  dislike; 
  indisposition;  distaste;  aversion;  repugnance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disinclination 
  n  1:  that  toward  which  you  are  inclined  to  feel  dislike;  "his 
  disinclination  for  modesty  is  well  known"  [ant:  {inclination}] 
  2:  a  certain  degree  of  unwillingness;  "a  reluctance  to  commit 
  himself";  "after  some  hesitation  he  agreed"  [syn:  {reluctance}, 
  {hesitancy},  {hesitation},  {indisposition}] 




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