disincline

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disincline make unwilling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disincline To incline away the affections of; to excite a slight aversion in; to indispose; to make unwilling; to alienate. "Careful . . . to disincline them from any reverence or affection to the Queen.""To social scenes by nature disinclined ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disincline To make averse or indisposed; make unwilling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disincline to turn away inclination from: to excite the dislike or aversion of
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
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    “Thought is a process of exaggeration. The refusal to exaggerate is not infrequently an alibi for the disinclination to think or praise.”

Usage

In literature:

How can this be, if there is no disinclination to crossing?
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
For hours, days, weeks, he was disinclined to work.
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences Vol 2 (of 2)" by James Marchant
My impression is, that Miss Gourlay is disinclined to the alliance.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
He could also perceive a disinclination to write home, for which he felt it impossible to account.
"Jane Sinclair; Or, The Fawn Of Springvale The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
Speak up with confidence, and tell about the richness of the mine, and your disinclination to sell.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
As he approached the bed a curious disinclination to get into it came over him.
"Austin and His Friends" by Frederic H. Balfour
Jan seemed disinclined to answer the call, being still busily questing to and fro.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
Helwyse had not slept, partly from disinclination to the solitude of his berth, partly because the thought of awakening dismayed him.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
But he seemed to be disinclined for further conversation.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
It may have been that the execution of "Faust," his masterpiece, disinclined Retsch for the treatment of another love story.
"Records of a Girlhood" by Frances Ann Kemble
He found himself with a growing disinclination for such a task as his life work.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
There was visible disinclination to go.
"The Deserter" by Charles King
The rest of the party had gone into the salon beyond, and Mannering felt curiously disinclined to join them.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Still the younger brother felt disinclined to give up.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
We have observed, with regret, his disinclination to bestir himself in any way.
"In the Irish Brigade" by G. A. Henty
He felt singularly disinclined to let Vera know what was the truth.
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
Best of all, he divined and respected her disinclination for conversation.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
A fondness for liquor and a disinclination to work have been their ruin.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
A few days before menstruation commences there may be various nervous symptoms, as irritability and a disinclination for any exertion.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
The jeweller had not failed to offer it to Marie Antoinette, but found her disinclined to buy.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

And HOOPER, disinclined
His trumpet to be blowing,
Yet didn't think you'd find
A milder curate going.
"The Rival Curates" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then the "Waterwitch" was steered to the ship most near,
While every man resolved to sell his life most dear;
But the French commander, disinclined to commence the fight,
Ordered his men to put on a press of canvas and take to flight.
"Bill Bowls the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

First, an admission: I am disinclined toward duo dates.
Russian public film funding rules are likely to tighten after the country's recently appointed minister of culture said he was disinclined to pay for movies about the "spiritual anguish" of directors.
Fans of the Starr Report will recall that Bill Clinton was famously disinclined to reciprocate.
It's not enough to send a whole stack of measures to legislators if they're disinclined to accept their utility.
Untitled Document Politics beats a big drum in Springfield, and those disinclined to march to that drum often seek more harmonious cadences elsewhere.
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In science:

They are analogous to the line dislocations and line disinclinations that are associated to broken translational and rotational symmetry respectively.
Finite temperature corrections and embedded strings in noncommutative geometry and the standard model with neutrino mixing
The result of this parallel transport is characterised by torsion whereas in the case of a disinclination, the result of a parallel transport around the defect is characterised by curvature.
Finite temperature corrections and embedded strings in noncommutative geometry and the standard model with neutrino mixing
For example, factoring out items on the stack, as in (1), removes from the model the disinclination for long states inherent in the original corpus.
A State-Transition Grammar for Data-Oriented Parsing
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