Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make reluctant or averse.
  • intransitive v. To be unwilling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Opposite of to incline; to make reluctant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make averse or indisposed; make unwilling.

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

  • v. make unwilling

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Examples

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2008

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

    CNN Transcript Apr 23, 2008

  • Since Sen. Boxer said nothing to or about Rice and other prosecutors of the war over the last five years, and since those currently pretending to be outraged didn't blink when Mrs. Bush's asserted that Rice's lack of family would disincline her to seek the Presidency, then at best the three new items Ann raises in this post miss the point.

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  • That dissimilitude of appearance, which was supposed to keep them distinct from the rest of the nation, might disincline them from coalescing with the

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