unwilling


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un·will·ing

 (ŭn-wĭl′ĭng)
adj.
1. Not willing; hesitant or loath: unwilling to face facts.
2. Done, given, or said reluctantly: unwilling consent.

un·will′ing·ly adv.
un·will′ing·ness n.

unwilling

(ʌnˈwɪlɪŋ)
adj
1. unfavourably inclined; reluctant
2. performed, given, or said with reluctance
unˈwillingly adv
unˈwillingness n

un•will•ing

(ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ)

adj.
1. not willing; reluctant; loath; averse.
2. opposed; offering resistance; stubborn or obstinate.
[before 900]
un•will′ing•ly, adv.
un•will′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwilling - not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
disinclined - unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval; "disinclined to say anything to anybody"
involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary - not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy
willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
2.unwilling - in spite of contrary volitionunwilling - in spite of contrary volition  
involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary - not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy

unwilling

adjective
1. disinclined, reluctant, averse, loath, slow, opposed, resistant, not about, not in the mood, indisposed Initially the government was unwilling to accept the defeat.
disinclined willing, eager, inclined, disposed, amenable
2. reluctant, grudging, unenthusiastic, resistant, involuntary, averse, demurring, laggard (rare) He finds himself an unwilling participant in school politics.
reluctant willing, voluntary, eager, enthusiastic, compliant, amenable

unwilling

adjective
Not inclined or willing to do or undertake:
Translations
غَيْر راغِب، مُتَمَنِّع، مُتَرَدِّد
neochotný
uvillig
ófús
negribīgsnelabprātīgs
nepripravljen

unwilling

[ˈʌnˈwɪlɪŋ] ADJpoco dispuesto
to be unwilling to do sthestar poco dispuesto a hacer algo, no estar dispuesto a hacer algo
he was unwilling to help meno estaba dispuesto a ayudarme
to be unwilling for sb to do sthno estar dispuesto a permitir que algn haga algo

unwilling

[ʌnˈwɪlɪŋ] adj
(= disinclined) to be unwilling to do sth → ne pas être disposé(e) à faire qch
He was unwilling to help me → Il n'était pas disposé à m'aider.
(= reluctant) [participant, victim] → peu disposé(e)

unwilling

adj helper, admiration, pupilwiderwillig; accompliceunfreiwillig; to be unwilling to do somethingnicht bereit or gewillt or willens (geh)sein, etw zu tun; to be unwilling for somebody to do somethingnicht wollen, dass jd etw tut

unwilling

[ʌnˈwɪlɪŋ] adjriluttante
to be unwilling to do sth → non essere disposto/a a fare qc, non voler fare qc
he was unwilling to admit he was wrong → non voleva ammettere di aver torto

unwilling

(anˈwiliŋ) adjective
not willing; reluctant. He's unwilling to accept the money.
unˈwillingness noun
unˈwillingly adverb
He did agree to go, but rather unwillingly.
References in classic literature ?
Not at all unwilling to leave so gloomy a scene, Ned, after a brief glance up and down the dark river, followed his chum.
He had been unwilling to go to bed and had made a scene; whereupon she had taken charge of him and pacified him as well as she could.
First it runs smoothly, as if meaning to go down the descent as things were ordered; then it angles about and faces the shores; nor are there places wanting where it looks backward, as if unwilling to leave the wilderness, to mingle with the salt.
But when, some year or two afterwards, Moby Dick was fairly sighted from the mast-heads, Macey, the chief mate, burned with ardor to encounter him; and the captain himself being not unwilling to let him have the opportunity, despite all the archangel's denunciations and forewarnings, Macey succeeded in persuading five men to man his boat.
And six dollars and sixty-five cents was hardly too much for a man to keep a family on, considering the fact that the price of dressed meat had increased nearly fifty per cent in the last five years, while the price of "beef on the hoof" had decreased as much, it would have seemed that the packers ought to be able to pay it; but the packers were unwilling to pay it--they rejected the union demand, and to show what their purpose was, a week or two after the agreement expired they put down the wages of about a thousand men to sixteen and a half cents, and it was said that old man Jones had vowed he would put them to fifteen before he got through.
The mention of the thing he thought he perceived was involuntary on Sam's part at first, and his confused attempts to dissuade him he set down to a desperate lying on second thoughts, as being unwilling to implicate Liza.
The guides were naturally unwilling to go alone and seek a way out of the difficulty; so we all went together.
Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.
She was not struck by any thing remarkably clever in Miss Smith's conversation, but she found her altogether very engagingnot inconveniently shy, not unwilling to talkand yet so far from pushing, shewing so proper and becoming a deference, seeming so pleasantly grateful for being admitted to Hartfield, and so artlessly impressed by the appearance of every thing in so superior a style to what she had been used to, that she must have good sense, and deserve encouragement.
He distrusts his own judgment in such matters so much, that he is always unwilling to give his opinion on any picture; but he has an innate propriety and simplicity of taste, which in general direct him perfectly right.
I had often been unwilling to look at my master, because I feared he could not be pleased at my look; but I was sure I might lift my face to his now, and not cool his affection by its expression.
Presently the whole chapel resounded with rappings and counter rappings: every man's hand was against his neighbour; and Branderham, unwilling to remain idle, poured forth his zeal in a shower of loud taps on the boards of the pulpit, which responded so smartly that, at last, to my unspeakable relief, they woke me.