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Nine told off for being disinclined to work (8)

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I believe the answer is:

indolent

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'being disinclined to work' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this defines the answer.

'nine told off' is the wordplay.
'off' is an anagram indicator.
'nine'+'told'='ninetold'
'ninetold' with letters rearranged gives 'INDOLENT'.

'for' is the link.

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