What does unwilling mean?

Definitions for unwillingʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unwilling.

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


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nikki Giovanni:

    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

  2. IrfanAhmadMalla:

    It is better to be ignorant than being unwilling to learn.

  3. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Fate leads the willing and drags along the unwilling. - Epistulae ad Lucilium

  5. Richard Harkness:

    What is a committee A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.

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