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[predicative, with infinitive] Unwilling; reluctant.‘the rural community was disinclined to abandon the old ways’
reluctant, unwilling, unenthusiastic, unprepared, indisposed, ill-disposed, not disposed, not in the mood, slow, hesitant, nervous, afraidloath, averse, antipathetic, resistant, opposed, recalcitrantView synonyms
- ‘Both parties also seem disinclined to support Pawlenty's call for a reinstatement of the death penalty.’
- ‘He was a quiet fellow, disinclined to tell anecdotes or bask in the refracted glow of a Hollywood account.’
- ‘For the rest, the hand emerges abruptly from the kiosk without greeting or acknowledgement, and one is then disinclined to be pleasant in return.’
- ‘The danger is that a public stupefied by celebrity and trivia will be ill-informed and disinclined to engage in the democratic process.’
- ‘He would be disinclined to burn them; he could not publish them.’
- ‘And the rich seem disinclined to do anything about it.’
- ‘Maybe the guys on the ground were disinclined to accept that instruction.’
- ‘Even if I hadn't become fabulously annoyed with the show last season, I'd be disinclined to watch it this year.’
- ‘It turns out I do have wisdom teeth, but they're of a shy disposition and are disinclined to pop up the way they're supposed to.’
- ‘Baffled or humbled by the land, we are disinclined to be boastful.’
- ‘The majority party is a closely-knit organization nationwide and is less popular among youths who are generally disinclined to go to the poll.’
- ‘Maybe it has, but I doubt it, and I'm disinclined to prove that assertion.’
- ‘The news made me disinclined to spend another night in the park.’
- ‘All parties and institutions are affected by a climate of cynicism and mistrust in which society is disinclined to believe whatever it is told by authorities and experts.’
- ‘Audiences today are not only disinclined to listen to new music, they're reluctant to listen to anything unfamiliar.’
- ‘Understandably, I have some reservations about getting drunk with my passport and visa with me, so I am disinclined to take them.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, he is disinclined to name names.’
- ‘Fortunately, the general public are disinclined to go along with philosophers and critics who cast doubt upon common experience.’
- ‘Then there are issues, of which I know nothing, because I'm disinclined to submit to a higher level of security clearance.’
- ‘We all ranted about how DB takes advantage of my mom and seems disinclined to help himself.’
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