indispose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v indispose cause to feel unwell "She was indisposed"
    • v indispose make unfit or unsuitable "Your income disqualifies you"
    • v indispose make unwilling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indispose 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."
    • Indispose To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat. "It made him rather indisposed than sick."
    • Indispose To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indispose To render averse or unfavorable; disincline.
    • indispose To render unfit or unsuited; disqualify.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Indispose in-dis-pōz′ to render indisposed, averse, or unfit
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. indispos, indisposed, feeble, or F. indisposé, indisposed. See In- not, and Dispose

Usage

In literature:

But it might happen that Mrs. Hardy would be indisposed.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
It was about this time that the ex-Emperor was indisposed for some time, and in October his state became precarious.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
Russia, as I say, found us indisposed to back her in any quarrel with England.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He git slightly indispose', hisseff, an' have to go to his own room.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
When the head suffers grievously, the members must be indisposed.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
The Carthaginians were weary of the war, and indisposed to make any farther sacrifices.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
His master was indisposed.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
M. Benyowsky returns polite regrets that he is slightly indisposed, but hopes to give himself the pleasure later.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Oliver's health, as we might observe, was but uncertain in late times; often "indisposed" the spring before last.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
It had developed that the Von Tielitzes could come, though the sister was slightly indisposed.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Lord Melbourne is sorry to hear that your Majesty has been at all indisposed.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
It is impossible to sing well when mentally depressed or even physically indisposed slightly.
"Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing" by Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
To the traveller's enquiry after the absent lady of the house, her sister said that she was slightly indisposed, and could not appear.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
Except when indisposed or greatly fatigued, he never sits down but at meals.
"Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica" by James Boswell
The bus being indisposed, he went afoot.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Wilson, Orr, and DuBarry are indisposed.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Do I feel indisposed, and need a little recreation?
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
The Carlyle 'Reminiscences' had long indisposed me from taking up the Biography.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
The old man was indisposed when he arrived; his servant tells that he is not over strong.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Lefroy is indisposed, and will be unable to perform her act this evening.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
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