disinclined disinclined  /ˌdɪs ɪn ˈklaɪnd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval

Usage(s):

  1. Blacks do see more racism in society than whites but, contrary to stereotype, seem disinclined to blame the system for their disadvantage.
  2. Younger women disinclined to baring themselves make up the majority of female sunbathers; those still willing to go topless are usually older French women.
  3. But China, the international actor with the greatest leverage over both countries, seems disinclined to use it.

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  1. "Donors or sponsors would be disinclined to support the London Olympic Games if the host nation's Olympic team has a tarnished reputation," Moynihan added.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Colin Moynihan Source: CNN

  2. "I am moving today to the ministry of home affairs. I will be less than honest if I don't say I was disinclined (to accept the new portfolio). But the final call is taken by party leader -- in my case Congress president Sonia Gandhi -- and Prime...
    on Nov 30, 2008 By: P Chidambaram Source: Sify

  3. "I think the House Republicans have shown that, when we're not included in the decision-making, we're disinclined to sign off on the solution," Barton said.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Joe Barton Source: CNN International

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