disinclination [n] unwillingness to do or believe something alienation, antipathy, aversion, demur, disfavor, dislike, disliking, displeasure, disrelish, dissatisfaction, distaste, hatred, hesitance, indisposition, lack of desire, lack of enthusiasm, loathness, objection, opposition, reluctance, repugnance, resistance; concepts 29,410,657 —Ant. bent, desire, enthusiasm, incentive, inclination, leaning, willingness

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  • Disinclination — Dis*in cli*na tion, n. The state of being disinclined; want of propensity, desire, or affection; slight aversion or dislike; indisposition. [1913 Webster] Disappointment gave him a disinclination to the fair sex. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] Having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disinclination — index bias, disincentive, reluctance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disinclination — 1640s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + INCLINATION (Cf. inclination) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disinclination — ► NOUN ▪ a reluctance to do something …   English terms dictionary

  • disinclination — [dis΄in΄klə nā′shən] n. a dislike or lack of desire; aversion; reluctance …   English World dictionary

  • disinclination — [[t]dɪ̱sɪnklɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N SING: usu N to inf A disinclination to do something is a feeling that you do not want to do it. [FORMAL] They are showing a marked disinclination to pursue these opportunities. Syn: reluctance …   English dictionary

  • disinclination — UK [ˌdɪsɪnklɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms disinclination : singular disinclination plural disinclinations formal the feeling of being unwilling to do something …   English dictionary

  • disinclination — n. (usu. foll. by for, or to + infin.) the absence of willingness; a reluctance (a disinclination for work; disinclination to go) …   Useful english dictionary

  • disinclination — dis|in|cli|na|tion [ˌdısıŋklıˈneıʃən] n [U] a lack of willingness to do something ≠ ↑inclination ▪ the increasing disinclination of farm workers children to consider a job in farming …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disinclination — noun (U) formal a lack of willingness to do something: Very naturally there has been a disinclination to face up to these issues …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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