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in singular
  • A reluctance or lack of enthusiasm.

    ‘Lucy felt a strong disinclination to talk about her engagement’
    • ‘I don't mind, since I lack what some presume is a male disinclination to matters domestic.’
    • ‘But in him the disinclination runs particularly deep.’
    • ‘Trying the cigarettes, which I did mainly to impress a girl, only confirmed the disinclination I felt in the first place.’
    • ‘This was partly due to a growing disinclination to lock up convicted offenders, and partly to the decreasing ability of the police to clear up crimes.’
    • ‘And yet she doesn't think that the disinclination towards marriage today has much to do with broken homes or no great love.’
    • ‘When the mutated genes were inherited, the disinclination towards wealth exposure passed on.’
    • ‘Hounds that show a disinclination to kill are kicked or whipped as punishment, and may later be put down.’
    • ‘There was a tendency to abuse freedom, and a disinclination to accept systems.’
    • ‘In politics there was little to commend a disinclination to cause offence.’
    • ‘Later their son was to display a similar disinclination to lengthy relationships.’
    • ‘It is not just that there is a disinclination to believe what is put in front of us.’
    • ‘The disinclination of the vendor to part with his land and the urgent necessity of the purchaser to buy must alike be disregarded.’
    • ‘As a consequence, many have shown a disinclination to embrace the president's program.’
    • ‘She reports a disinclination to continue with her crafts and seems predisposed to a bit of lethargy.’
    • ‘One strength of intellectual life is the disinclination to develop easy answers.’
    • ‘Another is a disinclination to use his ears where musical influence is concerned.’
    • ‘If this is true, then the natural disinclination to talk has gone too far.’
    • ‘The weapons' effects should result in either physical inability or mental disinclination to resist.’
    • ‘His disinclination matters more in international arenas than in domestic politics.’
    • ‘He could have been no one, just a stranger, just a classmate, just one of Eva's numerous ex-boyfriends, just a person who I had no particular inclination or disinclination for.’
    reluctance, unwillingness, lack of enthusiasm, indisposition, slowness, hesitancy, hesitance, diffidence
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/disˌinkliˈnāSHən/ /dɪsˌɪnklɪˈneɪʃən/