What Does DFLI Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

DFLI means "Don't Feel Like It."

More Observations...

The abbreviation DFLI is an informal way of saying you are not interested in doing something or going somewhere, simply because you're not in the mood or can't be bothered. It can sometimes be regarded as a sulky or lethargic response.

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When I write DFLI, I mean this:

meaning of DFLI

DFLI means "Don't Feel Like It."

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Feel Like It" is, by far, the most common meaning for DFLI when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Don't Feel Like It
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DFLI in Sentences

Here are examples of DFLI in conversations:
  • Beatrice: Why don't you want to come out today?
  • Carol: DFLI
  • Dave: Can't wait to go to the festival, are you getting a ticket too?
  • Ian: Can't be bothered. Just DFLI
  • Dave: Doesn't sound like much of a reason. You'll regret it.

An Academic Look at DFLI

DFLI is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Eff Ell Aye), but as this is harder to say than "Don't feel like it" it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DFLI is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech. The verb "to feel" is used to describe someone's physical or mental state. If you feel like doing something, you want to do it.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I am disinclined" instead of DFLI.

Example of DFLI Used in a Text

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