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
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