[syn: disqualify, unfit, indispose]
3. cause to feel unwell;
- Example: "She was indisposed"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indispose \In`dis*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indisposed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Indisposing.] [OE. indispos indisposed,
feeble, or F. indispos['e] indisposed. See In- not, and
1. To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.
2. To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat.
It made him rather indisposed than sick. --Walton.
3. To disincline; to render averse or unfavorable; as, a love
of pleasure indisposes the mind to severe study; the pride
and selfishness of men indispose them to religious duties.
The king was sufficiently indisposed towards the
persons, or the principles, of Calvin's disciples.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make unwilling [syn: indispose, disincline] [ant:
2: make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you"
[syn: disqualify, unfit, indispose] [ant: dispose,
3: cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "indispose":
afflict, blunt, chill, cool, damp, dampen, debilitate, deflect,
derange, deter, devitalize, disable, disaffect, discourage,
disincline, disinterest, disorder, distract, divert, enervate,
enfeeble, hospitalize, incapacitate, invalid, lay up, put off,
quench, reduce, repel, sicken, turn aside, turn away, turn from,
turn off, weaken, wean from