Definition of indisposed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌindəˈspōzd/


1Slightly unwell: my mother is indisposed
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  • Fearless Leader is apparently still indisposed and couldn't make it to the studio to deliver his big patriotic speech.
  • Here, let me just wake him up… he's mildly indisposed right now, can I take a message?
  • The year 1965 was a watershed: she replaced the indisposed Marilyn Horne in a Carnegie Hall performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia.
ill, unwell, sick, on the sick list, poorly, ailing, not (very) well, out of sorts, out of action, hors de combat
informal under the weather, laid up
2Averse; unwilling: the potential audience seemed indisposed to attend
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  • When the council speaker should be indisposed to execute whose duties, the vice speaker shall act on whose behalf.
  • Whilst not being a trend setter, I am not indisposed to being trendy.
  • This is a benign rather than sinister story, and I know that some may be indisposed to accept it.
reluctant, unwilling, disinclined, loath, unprepared, not disposed, not keen


Late Middle English: from in-1 'not' + disposed, or past participle of indispose 'make unwell or unwilling'.

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Syllabification: in·dis·posed

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