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dɪsˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs ɪn-dis·in·cli·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disinclinationnoun

    that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike

    "his disinclination for modesty is well known"

  2. reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indispositionnoun

    a certain degree of unwillingness

    "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"


  1. disinclinationnoun

    The state of being disinclined; want of propensity, desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disinclinationnoun

    Want of affection; slight, dislike; ill will not heightened to aversion.

    Etymology: from disincline.

    Disappointment gave him a disinclination to the fair sex, for whom he does not express all the respect possible. Scriblerus Club .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disinclinationnoun

    the state of being disinclined; want of propensity, desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disinclination

    dis-in-kli-nā′shun, n. want of inclination: unwillingness.—v.t. Disincline′, to turn away inclination from: to excite the dislike or aversion of.—adj. Disinclined′, not inclined: averse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disinclination in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disinclination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of disinclination in a Sentence

  1. Jane Austen:

    I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.

  2. Douglas Adams:

    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. currish
    • B. tenebrous
    • C. usurious
    • D. irascible

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