Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: disinclination
IPA transcription: [dɪsɪnklən'eɪʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition
    Meaning: a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
  • Synonyms: disinclination
    Meaning: that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike; "his disinclination for modesty is well known"
Usage examples
  • The first indications usually are a disinclination to rest in the usual place, seeking a dark corner beneath a sofa, etc.
  • But from what I know of their disinclination to adopt the latter alternative, I am inclined to think that the passion may be dying out somewhat.
  • If the score had been heavy against us at the time, some fellows might have fancied Grant's reluctance was prompted by fear and a disinclination to shoulder another man's load in the first game he pitched.
  • 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.
  • Once I found another rabbit torn to pieces,--by the Hyena-swine, I am assured,--but that was all. It was about May when I first distinctly perceived a growing difference in their speech and carriage, a growing coarseness of articulation, a growing disinclination to talk.