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Indispose  v. t.  (past & past part. indisposed; pres. part. indisposing)  
To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.
To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat. "It made him rather indisposed than sick."
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."

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"Indispose" Quotes from Famous Books

... should be tried in Connecticut by a jury, in New York without one. The capricious operation of so dissimilar a method of trial in the same cases, under the same government, is of itself sufficient to indispose every wellregulated judgment towards it. Whether the cause should be tried with or without a jury, would depend, in a great number of cases, on the accidental situation ...
— The Federalist Papers • Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison

... the life of man, when he is so keenly sensitive on the subject of the perfection of his mistress, as that in which he completely admits her power. All his jealousy is actively alive to the smallest shade of fault, although his feelings so much indispose him to see any blemish. Betts Shoreham felt an unpleasant pang, even—yes, it amounted to a pang—for in a few moments he would have offered his hand—and men cannot receive any drawback with indifference at such an instant—he felt an unpleasant pang, then, as the idea crossed his mind that Mademoiselle ...
— Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief • James Fenimore Cooper

... than the labor of slaves, and so far as it is so the condition of the free laborer is worse. But I think President Dew has sufficiently shown that this is only true of Northern countries. It is matter of familiar remark that the tendency of warm climates is to relax the human constitution and indispose to labor. The earth yields abundantly—in some regions almost spontaneously—under the influence of the sun, and the means of supporting life are obtained with but slight exertion; and men will use no greater exertion than is necessary to the purpose. ...
— Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments • Various

... it. The majority of the persons who entered into a circle were ready to believe any extraordinary thing that came to them, and the inanity of the general proceedings, even when fraud was excluded, was sufficient to indispose serious people to take part in them. To me the question had such vital importance that I was determined that neither fraud nor the inconsequent nature of the pretended communications should dissuade me from the most ...
— The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I • Stillman, William James

Words linked to "Indispose" :   dispose, tire out, change, qualify, determine, shape, bind, jade, regulate, wear out, wear upon, alter, indisposition, outwear, disincline, hurt, tire, fag, mold, wear, unfit, influence, modify

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