disinclination


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dis·in·cli·na·tion

 (dĭs-ĭn′klə-nā′shən)
n.
A lack of inclination; a mild aversion or reluctance.

dis•in•cli•na•tion

(dɪsˌɪn kləˈneɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs ɪn-)

n.
the absence of inclination; reluctance; unwillingness.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disinclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike; "his disinclination for modesty is well known"
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
inclination - that toward which you are inclined to feel a liking; "her inclination is for classical music"
2.disinclination - a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
sloth, slothfulness - a disinclination to work or exert yourself
involuntariness, unwillingness - the trait of being unwilling; "his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made"; "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

disinclination

noun reluctance, aversion, unwillingness, opposition, resistance, dislike, objection, antipathy, demur, lack of enthusiasm, repugnance, lack of desire, hesitance, loathness They are showing a disinclination to pursue these opportunities.

disinclination

noun
1. An attitude or feeling of aversion:
2. The state of not being disposed or inclined:
Translations
كَراهِيَه، نُفور، عَدَم رَغْبَه
nechuťneochota
utilbøjeligheduvillighed
óvilji, tregîa
nenorasnenorintisneturintis noro
nepatikanevēlēšanās
isteksizlik

disinclination

[ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃən] N (frm) → poca disposición f (for, to do sth a a hacer algo) one of his characteristics was an extreme disinclination to part with moneyuna de sus características era su extremado apego al dinero
they showed a marked disinclination to compromisese mostraron manifiestamente reacios a comprometerse

disinclination

[ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃən] n (= reluctance) → réticence f
to show a disinclination for sth → manifester peu d'enthousiasme envers qch
to show a disinclination to do sth → être réticent(e) à faire qch, montrer peu d'empressement à faire qch

disinclination

nAbneigung f, → Unlust f

disinclination

[ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃn] n (frm) disinclination (for/to do)riluttanza (a/a fare)

disinclination

(disinkliˈneiʃən) noun
unwillingness. a disinclination to work.
ˌdisinˈclined (-ˈklaind) adjective
unwilling (to do something). I am disinclined to help.
References in classic literature ?
That I did not join myself to the battle, was less owing to disinclination, than to the bonds of the heathen.
And especially now, while, with her crested teaspoons and antique china, she was flattering herself with ideas of gentility, she felt an unspeakable disinclination to confront a customer.
As a sort of touchstone, however, she began to speak of his kindness in conveying the aunt and niece; and though his answer was in the spirit of cutting the matter short, she believed it to indicate only his disinclination to dwell on any kindness of his own.
Dashwood remained at Norland several months; not from any disinclination to move when the sight of every well known spot ceased to raise the violent emotion which it produced for a while; for when her spirits began to revive, and her mind became capable of some other exertion than that of heightening its affliction by melancholy remembrances, she was impatient to be gone, and indefatigable in her inquiries for a suitable dwelling in the neighbourhood of Norland; for to remove far from that beloved spot was impossible.
As he turned and closed the door -- in the instant when he lost sight of her -his disinclination to be associated with the private theatricals revived.
One of those fits of yearning was on him now, and it would have been strong enough to have persuaded him to trust Wildfire to Dunstan rather than disappoint the yearning, even if he had not had another reason for his disinclination towards the morrow's hunt.
The effect of this disinclination, on the part of the public, towards the artificers of their pleasures, when they attempt to enlarge their means of amusing, may be seen in the censures usually passed by vulgar criticism upon actors or artists who venture to change the character of their efforts, that, in so doing, they may enlarge the scale of their art.
In the article of pecuniary contribution, which would be the most usual source of delinquency, it would often be impossible to decide whether it had proceeded from disinclination or inability.
It was about May when I first distinctly perceived a growing difference in their speech and carriage, a growing coarseness of articulation, a growing disinclination to talk.
Only my disinclination to leave Weena, and a persuasion that if I began to slake my thirst for murder my Time Machine might suffer, restrained me from going straight down the gallery and killing the brutes I heard.
And even Mary could assure her family that she had no disinclination for it.
But these great lubberly fellows resemble mountains, not only in bulk, but in their disinclination to move.