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Meaning of INDISPOSE

Pronunciation:  `indi'spowz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
  2. [v]  make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
  3. [v]  make unwilling
 

INDISPOSE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: disincline, disqualify, unfit
 
 Antonyms: dispose, dispose, incline, qualify
 
 See Also: alter, alter, bind, change, change, constipate, fag, fag out, fatigue, hurt, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`dis*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indisposed}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Indisposing}.] [OE. indispos indisposed,
feeble, or F. indispos['e] indisposed. See {In-} not, and
{Dispose}.]
1. To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.

2. To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat.
   --Shak.

         It made him rather indisposed than sick. --Walton.

3. To disincline; to render averse or unfavorable; as, a love
   of pleasure indisposes the mind to severe study; the pride
   and selfishness of men indispose them to religious duties.

         The king was sufficiently indisposed towards the
         persons, or the principles, of Calvin's disciples.
                                               --Clarendon.

 
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 Related Terms: afflict, blunt, chill, cool, damp, dampen, debilitate, deflect, derange, deter, devitalize, disable, disaffect, discourage, disincline, disinterest, disorder, distract, divert, enervate, enfeeble, hospitalize, incapacitate, invalid, lay up, put off, quench, reduce, repel, sicken, turn aside, turn away, turn from, turn off, weaken, wean from
 

 

 

 

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