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[in singular] A reluctance or lack of enthusiasm:‘Lucy felt a strong disinclination to talk about her engagement’
reluctance, unwillingness, lack of enthusiasm, indisposition, slowness, hesitancy, hesitance, diffidenceloathness, aversion, dislike, distasteobjection, demur, resistance, opposition, recalcitrancedisrelishnolition, sweernessView synonyms
- ‘Trying the cigarettes, which I did mainly to impress a girl, only confirmed the disinclination I felt in the first place.’
- ‘And yet she doesn't think that the disinclination towards marriage today has much to do with broken homes or no great love.’
- ‘Another is a disinclination to use his ears where musical influence is concerned.’
- ‘His disinclination matters more in international arenas than in domestic politics.’
- ‘I don't mind, since I lack what some presume is a male disinclination to matters domestic.’
- ‘The disinclination of the vendor to part with his land and the urgent necessity of the purchaser to buy must alike be disregarded.’
- ‘There was a tendency to abuse freedom, and a disinclination to accept systems.’
- ‘She reports a disinclination to continue with her crafts and seems predisposed to a bit of lethargy.’
- ‘Hounds that show a disinclination to kill are kicked or whipped as punishment, and may later be put down.’
- ‘But in him the disinclination runs particularly deep.’
- ‘This was partly due to a growing disinclination to lock up convicted offenders, and partly to the decreasing ability of the police to clear up crimes.’
- ‘As a consequence, many have shown a disinclination to embrace the president's program.’
- ‘If this is true, then the natural disinclination to talk has gone too far.’
- ‘He could have been no one, just a stranger, just a classmate, just one of Eva's numerous ex-boyfriends, just a person who I had no particular inclination or disinclination for.’
- ‘Later their son was to display a similar disinclination to lengthy relationships.’
- ‘In politics there was little to commend a disinclination to cause offence.’
- ‘When the mutated genes were inherited, the disinclination towards wealth exposure passed on.’
- ‘It is not just that there is a disinclination to believe what is put in front of us.’
- ‘The weapons' effects should result in either physical inability or mental disinclination to resist.’
- ‘One strength of intellectual life is the disinclination to develop easy answers.’
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