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indisposed

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.dɪˈspəʊzd/ us    /-ˈspoʊzd/ formal

indisposed adjective (ILL)

ill, especially in a way that makes you unable to do something: Sheila Jones is indisposed, so the part of the Countess will be sung tonight by Della Drake.

indisposed adjective (NOT WILLING)

[after verb, + to infinitive] not willing: After their rude attitude in the past, we feel distinctly indisposed to help them now.
Translations of “indisposed”
in Spanish indispuesto…
in French souffrant…
in German unpäßlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生病的, 不舒服的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生病的, 不舒服的…
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