Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make reluctant or averse.
  • intransitive verb To be unwilling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make averse or indisposed; make unwilling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To incline away the affections of; to excite a slight aversion in; to indispose; to make unwilling; to alienate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Opposite of to incline; to make reluctant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make unwilling

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A man may love oysters, but too many oysters will disincline him toward that particular diet.

    What Life Means to Me

  • Watchmen-mania, might disincline some from partaking of the animated arts.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Watchmen-mania, might disincline some from partaking of the animated arts.

    La Mort de Marat

  • That could disincline them to Obama's message of change.

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2008

  • But a lot of the Democrats here consider themselves basically conservative and that could disincline them to Obama's message of change.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2008

  • Eustace had not had his thoughts turned so much to the progress of heresy, and so little to what was passing in the tower, he might have read, in the speaking eyes of Mary Avenel, now a girl of fourteen or fifteen, reasons which might disincline her youthful companion towards the monastic vows.

    The Monastery

  • January 31, 2008 at 1:02 pm dat sums it up. i can has disincline to exercise.

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  • And that could disincline them to Obama's message of change.

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2008

  • It's not like we're making more money -- we're just collecting it to pass along to the state -- but from a customer's perspective, they just have to pay more when they buy from a physical store than from an online store, which can disincline some folks to buy local.

    Action Items for Booksellers & Others

  • It's not like we're making more money -- we're just collecting it to pass along to the state -- but from a customer's perspective, they just have to pay more when they buy from a physical store than from an online store, which can disincline some folks to buy local.

    Archive 2008-03-10

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