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English definition of “indisposition”


noun [C or U]     /ˌɪn.dɪs.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/ formal
the fact that someone is unable to do something because they are ill or not willing: an indisposition to cooperateNot fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of indisposition noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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