American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Disinclination; unwillingness.
- n. A minor ailment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being indisposed in mind; disinclination; unwillingness; aversion; dislike: as, an indisposition to travel.
- n. Lack of tendency or appetency: as, the indisposition of two substances to combine.
- n. Unsuitableness; inappropriateness.
- n. Slight illness or ailment; tendency to sickness.
- n. Synonyms Reluctance, backwardness.
- n. Distemper, Malady, etc. See disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being indisposed; disinclination.
- n. A slight disorder or illness.
- n. a slight illness
- n. a certain degree of unwillingness
“Her indisposition was a symptom that she was with child.”
“I attribute all my present indisposition, which is losing me time, spirits, everything, to two fits of close application and neglect of all exercise while I was at”
“His majesty a few days after was taken ill; and it appears that his indisposition was a return of his former malady, brought on by the Catholic question and the resignation of the premier.”
“The thought at once assailed me that the cause of her indisposition might be her ill-requited love.”
“My dear, your indisposition is the voice of nature.”
“I AM sorry, my dearest grandmamma, you have all been so much alarmed by an indisposition which is already gone off.”
“There are usually general symptoms such as indisposition, disturbed sleep, grinding of the teeth, fretfulness, languor, loss of weight and anæmia.”
“A letter of Mr. Philbrick's, written early in October, speaks of Captain Hooper's "indisposition" as having cut down "the trio of tough ones" to himself and”
“Another droll sort of "indisposition," thought to be peculiar to the slaves, and which must greatly affect their value, as compared with free laborers, is described by Dr. Cartwright, as follows:”
“And if ever you have a slight indisposition, which is a thing that may happen to anyone, it will be just as if you hadn’t it, for your nervous energy will have endowed you with what M. de Talleyrand, in an expression full of meaning, called ‘imaginary health.’”
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