Definitions for unwillingʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•will•ingʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. not willing; reluctant; loath; averse.

  2. opposed; offering resistance; stubborn or obstinate.

Origin of unwilling:

bef. 900


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwilling(adj)

    not disposed or inclined toward

    "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"

  2. unwilling(adj)

    in spite of contrary volition

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unwilling(adjective)ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ

    ≠ willing

    She was unwilling to help.

  2. unwillingʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ

    being forced to do sth you do not want to do

    She was an unwilling bride.; They unwillingly agreed to pay.; The dog was pulled along unwillingly.; the boy's unwillingness to work


  1. unwilling(Adjective)

    Not willing; loath; disinclined; reluctant; as, an unwilling servant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwilling(adj)

    not willing; loath; disinclined; reluctant; as, an unwilling servant

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unwilling' in Adjectives Frequency: #1032

Translations for unwilling

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not willing; reluctant

He's unwilling to accept the money.

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