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.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce unwilling?

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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. Democracy Partners head Robert Creamer:

    I am unwilling to become a distraction to the important task of electing [Hillary] Clinton, and defeating Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

  3. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 1961:

    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!

  4. Lee Sang-joon:

    The sinking of Sewol represented the failure of an entire system and culture, but the government seems unwilling to carefully look into this.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only, the Radical Left always seems to have Open Arms policy, Open Arms policy -- so this should make them very happy !

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