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indisposed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj indisposed (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed "antipathetic to new ideas","averse to taking risks","loath to go on such short notice","clearly indisposed to grant their request"
    • adj indisposed somewhat ill or prone to illness "my poor ailing grandmother","feeling a bit indisposed today","you look a little peaked","feeling poorly","a sickly child","is unwell and can't come to work"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indisposed Affected with indisposition or illness; somewhat ill; slightly disordered.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.p., adj Indisposed averse: slightly disordered in health
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Usage

In literature:

Had not Alresca been indisposed for months?
"The Ghost" by Arnold Bennett
That branch of the family has continued estranged from us; and I am certainly indisposed to reopen communications with them.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
And the evening before he had declared himself indisposed.
"The Point Of Honor A Military Tale" by Joseph Conrad
Since I last wrote I have been quite indisposed.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
There's nobody at home now but Mrs. Fleming, and as she's indisposed, we'll be quite alone.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
I trust she will be brave; though I did hear yesterday morning that she was somewhat indisposed and was abed.
"The American Prejudice Against Color" by William G. Allen
When indisposed in London in the autumn of 1902, my mind ran upon the subject, and I intended to wire Dr. Ross to come up and see me.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
You will probably scarcely credit it, but I have sat up all night nursing him when he had a cold and was otherwise indisposed.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
I feel singularly indolent, and indisposed to journalize this evening.
"The Story of a Summer" by Cecilia Cleveland
He was indisposed to eat, and did not show any interest in the newspaper.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Once I ventured to ask him if he was indisposed, and he replied that he had never felt in better physical condition.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
The old man was greatly grieved, but Sidi Mohammed was indisposed and not able to speak with any one.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
How often one feels indisposed in the morning!
"How to Sing" by Lilli Lehmann
I was indisposed to move, and my mind was half asleep still.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Four motives appear to me to have been puissant in indisposing Englishmen to the Northerners.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
Giant Blunderbore is, we regret to say, indisposed.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
This, however, he seemed indisposed to do; eyeing the bait longingly, but keeping at a respectful distance.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
He seemed to have made up his mind for the worst, and was abstracted, and indisposed to converse.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
You left me indisposed, though you have taken no notice of it; and the most fatiguing journey I ever had, contributed to continue it.
"Posthumous Works" by Mary Wollstonecraft
Laramie, fortunately, seemed indisposed to say anything.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
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