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(slight) indisposition

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  • slight chill —    a pretext for not keeping an engagement    An indisposition which the draughts of royal palaces seem to induce:     What shall I tell them? A slight chill?     That sounds a deal too much like    Buckingham Palace. Just say I m out.… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Indisposition — In*dis po*si tion, n. [Cf. F. indisposition.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being indisposed; disinclination; as, the indisposition of two substances to combine. [1913 Webster] A general indisposition towards believing. Atterbury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indisposition — ► NOUN 1) a slight illness. 2) unwillingness …   English terms dictionary

  • indisposition — [in΄dis pə zish′ən] n. 1. a slight illness 2. unwillingness; disinclination …   English World dictionary

  • indisposition — noun formal 1 (C, U) a slight illness: his wife s sudden indisposition 2 (U) an unwilling attitude …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • indisposition — n. 1 ill health, a slight or temporary ailment. 2 disinclination. 3 aversion. Etymology: F indisposition or IN (1) + DISPOSITION …   Useful english dictionary

  • indisposition — Illness, usually slight; malaise. [L. in neg. + dispositio, an arrangement, fr. dis pono, pp. positus, to place apart] * * * in·dis·po·si·tion (in″dis pə zishґən) the condition of being slightly ill; a slight illness …   Medical dictionary

  • indisposition — noun Date: 15th century the condition of being indisposed: a. disinclination b. a usually slight illness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indisposition — /in dis peuh zish euhn/, n. 1. state of being indisposed. 2. a slight illness. 3. disinclination; unwillingness. [1400 50; late ME; see IN 3, DISPOSITION] * * * …   Universalium

  • indisposition — in|dis|po|si|tion [ınˌdıspəˈzıʃən] n formal [U and C] a slight illness …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indisposition — in•dis•po•si•tion [[t]ˌɪn dɪs pəˈzɪʃ ən[/t]] n. 1) the state of being indisposed 2) a slight illness 3) disinclination; unwillingness • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

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