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Definition of "disincline" [dis•in•cline]

  • To make reluctant or averse. (verb-transitive)
  • To be unwilling. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disincline" in a sentence
  • "A man may love oysters, but too many oysters will disincline him toward that particular diet."
  • "Watchmen-mania, might disincline some from partaking of the animated arts."
  • "Eustace had not had his thoughts turned so much to the progress of heresy, and so little to what was passing in the tower, he might have read, in the speaking eyes of Mary Avenel, now a girl of fourteen or fifteen, reasons which might disincline her youthful companion towards the monastic vows."