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disinclined to (do something)

Reluctant or not likely to do something, typically due to a particular reason. I'm disinclined to gossip as an adult after witnessing all the pain that rumors caused in high school.
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disinclined to

(do something); unwilling to do something. I am disinclined to allow you to leave class early. They were disinclined to allow us to enter the country.
See also: disinclined, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The government is learnt to be disinclined to adopting a system that would require the applicants of insolvency proceedings to turn up in person to complete the process.
The nation is technically in recession and investors have been disinclined to create jobs as long as there is political uncertainty over Zuma and his ministers.
Every pound that his highmindedness has disinclined him to earn then represents a 40p loss to the Inland Revenue and hence to disabled and underprivileged benefits recipients, together with the loss of a further 40% of what would have remained when he dies.
At school Anna and her friends are preoccupied with each other and disinclined to look outside their tight little circle.