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Definitions for unwilling
ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋun·will·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwillingadjective

    not disposed or inclined toward

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

  2. unwillingadjective

    in spite of contrary volition

Wiktionary

  1. unwillingadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unwillingadjective

    Loath; not contented; not inclined; not complying by inclination.

    The nature of man is unwilling to continue doing that wherein it shall always condemn itself. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    If thou dost find him tractable,
    Encourage him, and tell him all our reasons.
    If he be leaden, icy, cold, unwilling,
    Be thou so too. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    If the sun rise unwilling to his race,
    Clouds on his brows, and spots upon his face,
    Suspect a drizzling day. Dryden.

    Heav’n’s unchang’d decrees attentive hear;
    More pow’rful gods have torn thee from my side,
    Unwilling to resign, and doom’d, a bride. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. unwilling

    Unwilling refers to a state of being resistant, reluctant or not prepared to do something; not ready, eager or disposed to agree, consent or accept. It represents a lack or absence of desire or intention to perform or allow an action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwillingadjective

    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

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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. Hua Chunying:

    No matter what steps Japan may take to promote and market their mistaken position it cannot change the basic reality that the Diaoyu islands belong to China, the Nanjing massacre was an atrocity carried out by the Japanese militarists when they invaded China. The evidence is cast iron and a conclusion was reached long ago about it. This whitewashing and censoring by Japan in these text books again shows that Japan is unwilling to face up to historical mistakes.

  2. Viktor Orban:

    They seized railway stations, rejected giving fingerprints, failed to cooperate and are unwilling to go to places where they would get food, water, accommodation and medical care ... They rebelled against Hungarian legal order, from the 15th, Hungarian authorities will not forgive illegal border crossings.

  3. 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.

  4. Governor Evers:

    Folks, I can't move this election or change the rules on my own. My hands are tied, and that's why I spoke to legislative leaders about this weeks ago. I even publicly called upon them to act. They have made it clear they are unwilling to make changes.

  5. Steven Wagner:

    If somebody is unwilling to claim their child from custody because they're concerned about their own immigration status, I think that de facto calls into question whether they're an adequate sponsor and whether we should be releasing the child to that person.

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