from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Mildly ill.
  • adj. Averse; disinclined: was clearly indisposed to grant their request.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. mildly ill
  • adj. unwilling to do a task.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affected with indisposition or illness; somewhat ill; slightly disordered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness
  • adj. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed


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  • Burlington we proceeded in a steamboat; and there I was so much indisposed, that is was necessary to call a physician.

    Awful Disclosures Containing, Also, Many Incidents Never before Published

  • On a slightly different note, Solti the cat, while somewhat 'indisposed', has discovered some Youtube video footage of Richard Tauber, whose voice conveys the essential spirit of Vienna.

    Meanwhile in Vienna...

  • Especially as I am temporarily 'indisposed' it was very nice to get out for a walk!

    every picture...

  • With any luck, the Emperor would be "indisposed" today after his bout with the storm, and with further luck, the mage-storm would send his mental and physical state plummeting again.

    Storm Breaking

  • ULUNDI, May 20 (Reuter) - Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini did not arrive at an official presentation of the new KwaZulu-Natal provincial cabinet and premier Frank Mdlalose in Ulundi on Friday because he was "indisposed".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Zwelithini, who was expected to be present to meet the new provincial cabinet was "indisposed" and could not attend the meeting.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And the ladies did tend to be "indisposed" a great deal, poor things; it was the one weapon that the weak ones had in dealing with their mates-

    The Elvenbane

  • Oliver's health, as we might observe, was but uncertain in late times; often "indisposed" the spring before last.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • This very girl opened the door and said that her mother was "indisposed," and could not see callers.

    Laddie: A True Blue Story

  • By the time the minister came and mother went back to her seat, she had forgotten all about the "indisposed" word she disliked, and as you live! she invited the Princess to go home with us to dinner.

    Laddie: A True Blue Story


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