What does unwilling mean?

Definitions for unwilling
ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋun·will·ing

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

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?

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How to say unwilling in sign language?

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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. New York:

    I’m unwilling to take no for an answer.

  2. John McCain:

    President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

  3. Jonah Blank:

    Iran backs Shi’a groups and Saudi Arabia backs ones that adhere to Saudi Arabia own strain of Sunni Muslims doctrine, iran sees this as a largely defensive operation – protecting co-religionists against a violent onslaught that the Pakistan state is unwilling or unable to stave off.

  4. Inka Milewski:

    With Irving Oil unable to manage the existing problems and the province unwilling to be more proactive in their enforcement of operating approvals, any talk of building a new 18-tank storage facility and marine terminal is simply irresponsible.

  5. United States:

    The pessimistic interpretation is that Kim Yo Jong is intent on making concession after concession in private to show Moon Jae-in that Moon Jae-in is the reasonable one, with the expectation that Donald Trump will ultimately be unable or unwilling to deliver.

Images & Illustrations of unwilling

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