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

  • adj. Not settled, removed, or resolved: undisposed assets.
  • adj. Disinclined; unwilling: undisposed to help us.

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  • adj. not disposed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Indisposed as regards the health. Not disposed; not inclined.
  • Not sold, settled, decided, allocated, or arranged: with of: as, goods remaining undisposed of.


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un- +‎ disposed


  • A poor lookout, thought Cadfael, shaking his head, for that small, sharp, dark creature, Cristina daughter of Tudur, if she required more of her husband than a goodnatured adolescent boy, willing to tolerate and accommodate her, but quite undisposed to love.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • As he seemed undisposed to mention the creature to anyone else, I thought perhaps I should keep quiet as well.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • As Nicholas opened his mouth, to request the young man to turn to letter S, and let him know what secretaryships remained undisposed of, there came into the office an applicant, in whose favour he immediately retired, and whose appearance both surprised and interested him.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Pardon me, dear Miss; but I must persevere, though I am sorry you suffer on my account, as you are pleased to think; for I never before saw the woman I could love: and while there is any hope, and that you remain undisposed of to some happier man, I must and will be

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And in case of her death, or of her desire to be acquitted of the management thereof, it is my earnest request to my dear Miss Howe, that she will take it upon herself, and that at her own death she will transfer what shall remain undisposed of at the time, to such persons, and with such limitations, restrictions, and provisoes, as she shall think will best answer my intention.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Beyond a generalized lament about his crew's "clumsy violations of the Washington culture," he doesn't address how much his Administration's early struggles were exacerbated by Capitol Hill's Democrats — then still in power, fond of it, and undisposed to back the outsider who'd demoted them to the Beltway's second most important liberals.

    Policy Wank

  • The strategy is division…Destroying a commonly held reality to superimpose a series of favorably fictive scenarios that can be labelled “reality” for a mass undisposed to critical thinking.

    Firedoglake » The State of the Fourth Estate

  • * Outstanding financial statements, arrear audit reports and undisposed matters of local governments in the Gauteng province;

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Smells were compounded by new soap factories rendering animal fats at the harbourfront, by the large tannery of Mr. Jesse Ketchum on low-value backlands near Queen and Yonge, and by many other sources of undisposed refuse.

    The Life of a New City: Toronto, 1834

  • While never undisposed to provide materials that were relevant to the case of Burr, Jefferson held that some things, desired by the defense but not bearing on the case, might have to be withheld in the public interest.

    Executive Privilege: Jefferson & Burr & Nixon & Ehrlichman


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