What does unwilling mean?

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.

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. Patrick Henry:

    Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugationthe last arguments to which kings resort.

  2. John F. Kennedy, Rice University speech on September 12, 1962:

    We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy - but because they are hard! Because that challenge is one we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one we intend to win!

  3. Liz Ann Sonders:

    There is this paradox of thrift — even with stimulus cash coming in, it looks like a good bet that consumers will want to keep more of a savings cushion and companies are unwilling to plow a lot of money into long-term capital investment.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today, at home and around the world

  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.

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