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1‘due to an indisposition, Herr Gesner will not be able to continue his performance’
illness, ailment, disorder, sickness, affliction, malady, infirmity, malaise, disease, infection, upset
condition, complaint, problem, trouble
informal bug, virus
British informal lurgy
Australian informal wog
2‘an utter indisposition to do anything whatever’
reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination, unpreparedness
slowness, hesitation, hesitancy
aversion, resistance, opposition
nervousness about, antipathy towards, dislike of, distaste for, lack of enthusiasm for
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