What does unwilling mean?

Definitions for unwilling
ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋun·will·ing

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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

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unwilling

    un-wil′ing, adj. not willing: disinclined: reluctant.—v.t. Unwill′, to will the opposite of.—adj. Unwilled′, spontaneous.—adv. Unwill′ingly.—n. Unwill′ingness.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce unwilling?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwilling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwilling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of unwilling in a Sentence

  1. Plato:

    No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

  2. Gary Peters:

    Let folks vote. Mitch McConnell has the ability to do that ... He simply is unwilling to do that and the American people are going to be hurt.

  3. Mike Helferd:

    There's so much conflict in Congress, with people in both parties unwilling to compromise, every once in a while they get something through in spite of themselves.

  4. Steven Leung:

    The market was quiet but cautious and investors were concern about the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike, players were unwilling to take risk with so many uncertainties around.

  5. Barry Pollack:

    We've had no communication with the Department of Justice and they have not indicated to me that they have brought any charges against Mr. Julian Assange, they've been unwilling to have any discussion at all, despite our repeated requests, that they let us know what Mr. Assange's status is in any pending investigations. There's no reason why Wikileaks should be treated differently from any other publisher.

Images & Illustrations of unwilling

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