from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To make averse; disincline.
- transitive verb To cause to be or feel ill; sicken.
- transitive verb To render unfit; disqualify.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To render averse or unfavorable; disincline.
- To render unfit or unsuited; disqualify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.
- transitive verb To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat.
- transitive verb To disincline; to render averse or unfavorable
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.
- verb transitive To make
indisposed, or slightly unwell.
- verb transitive To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make unwilling
- verb make unfit or unsuitable
- verb cause to feel unwell
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Avoid as much as you can, in mixed companies, argumentative, polemical conversations; which, though they should not, yet certainly do, indispose for a time the contending parties toward each other; and, if the controversy grows warm and noisy, endeavor to put an end to it by some genteel levity or joke.
“What circumstances can possibly indispose you to give your law business to Mr. Darch?”
Grace comes to alter our natural dispositions, that are unsuited to love, and indispose us for it.
Indeed, at or near this time there were three particular occurrences which, when taken together, might well disturb the serenity and cheerfulness of her mind, and indispose her for writing -- especially writing of a humorous character.
Brigade of Infantry as it issued, about 10 a.m., from among the trees of Les Amusoires, may have been a moral factor in itself sufficient to indispose the German outposts to remain longer upon the outskirts of
It is possible, that in my own country, these strictures might produce an irritation, which would indispose the people towards (one of) the two great objects I have in view; that is, the emancipation of their slaves.
Nor ought the humble condition of the oppressed to indispose him to grant them a hearing; for the doctrine they professed was not their own, but that of the Almighty himself.
It is matter of familiar remark that the tendency of warm climates is to relax the human constitution and indispose to labor.
Lents, and weekly Fasts, indispose if they do not disable their labouring Poor to Work as much as their Wants require; the spiritual
It is possible that, in my own country, these strictures might produce an irritation which would indispose the people toward the two great objects I have in view; that is, the emancipation of their slaves, and the settlement of their constitution on a firmer and more permanent basis.