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 ?
It was characteristic of him to display geniality with anyone who showed a disinclination to meet him, and the coolness of my greeting can have left him in little doubt of that.
And even Mary could assure her family that she had no disinclination for it.
However, when Tom grew up, and gave tokens of that gallantry of temper which greatly recommends men to women, this disinclination which she had discovered to him when a child, by degrees abated, and at last she so evidently demonstrated her affection to him to be much stronger than what she bore her own son, that it was impossible to mistake her any longer.
If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
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.
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.
Philip felt inclined to cry, but he had an instinctive disinclination to letting other people see his tears, and he clenched his teeth to prevent the sobs from escaping.
This sensation of listlessness, weariness, stupidity, this disinclination to sit down and employ myself, this feeling of every thing's being dull and insipid about the house
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.
There was nothing to be done; a circumstance that happily suited our disinclination to do anything.
She persisted in a very determined, though very silent disinclination for Bath; caught the first dim view of the extensive buildings, smoking in rain, without any wish of seeing them better; felt their progress through the streets to be, however disagreeable, yet too rapid; for who would be glad to see her when she arrived?
If it was only for her father's sake, she must not refuse him or show any disinclination which he might construe into incivility.