Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: disinclined
IPA transcription: [d,ɪsɪnkl'aɪnd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: disinclined
    Meaning: unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval; "disinclined to say anything to anybody"
Usage examples
  • He should never be fed to the full; neither excited to eat when he appears disinclined.
  • For some reason or other, the pirates seemed very much disinclined to part with these prisoners.
  • She was less disinclined to go this time, however, for she felt not a little curious about the ring.
  • "They are a speculating race, sir, disinclined to work for white folks without security, planning how to live by only working for themselves.
  • The agent, not being versed in speculations regarding the attributes of the Deity, stared; then, disinclined to commit himself, took refuge in platitude.
  • Accordingly I sat down, and feeling rather tired, and disinclined for further talk, I asked leave to look at the old book which still screened the window.
  • Darya Alexandrovna felt disinclined to leave the peasant women, so interesting to her was their conversation, so completely identical were all their interests.
  • If associates could not be found at home, recourse would be had to the aid of foreign powers, who would seldom be disinclined to encouraging the dissensions of a Confederacy, from the firm union of which they had so much to fear.
  • Having descended, as I said before, to about one hundred feet from the surface of the earth, the little old gentleman was suddenly seized with a fit of trepidation, and appeared disinclined to make any nearer approach to terra firma.
  • 'I envy you the novelty.' There was again the same faint unmistakable antagonism in voice and attitude; and yet so deep was the relief in talking to a fellow creature who hadn't the least suspicion of anything unusual in his appearance that Lawford was extremely disinclined to turn back.