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 ?
Unwilling however to act only from my own inadequate Knowledge of the Strength and Abilities of Horses, I consulted the Postilion, who was entirely of my Opinion concerning the Affair.
Unwilling to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly lamented his disappointment.
Jennings, that they should both attend her on such a visit, Elinor had some difficulty in persuading her sister to go, for still she had seen nothing of Willoughby; and therefore was not more indisposed for amusement abroad, than unwilling to run the risk of his calling again in her absence.
WHEN the author of these little tales commenced them, it was her intention to form a short series of such stories as, it was hoped, might not be entirely without moral advantage; but unforeseen circumstances have prevented their completion, and, unwilling to delay the publication any longer, she commits them to the world in their present unfinished state, without any flattering anticipations of their reception.
Also, Anna declared that it was solely through my own fault that my fortunes declined after she had bettered them; that she is in no way responsible for what then happened; and that I have but myself to blame for having been either unable or unwilling to defend my honour.
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.
She was very unwilling that Frederica should be allowed to come to Churchhill, and justly enough, as it seems a sort of reward to behaviour deserving very differently; but it was impossible to take her anywhere else, and she is not to remain here long.
But the greater thing--in which thou art unwilling to believe--is thy body with its big sagacity; it saith not "ego," but doeth it.
For James had been told that Sir Walter was among those who were unwilling to receive him as king.
Whether she had forgiven him or no, I will not venture to determine; but it is certain she was an unwilling witness in this cause; and it is probable from certain other reasons, would never have been brought to depose as she did, had not Mrs Wilkins, with great art, fished all out of her at her own house, and had she not indeed made promises, in Mr Allworthy's name, that the punishment of her husband should not be such as might anywise affect his family.
Mr Dennis was immediately to seek out from among the rioters, some daring young fellow (and he had one in his eye, he said), who, terrified by the threats he could hold out to him, and alarmed by the capture of so many who were no better and no worse than he, would gladly avail himself of any help to get abroad, and out of harm's way, with his plunder, even though his journey were incumbered by an unwilling companion; indeed, the unwilling companion being a beautiful girl, would probably be an additional inducement and temptation.
When they entered the oaken parlour, Godfrey threw himself into his chair, while Nancy laid down her bonnet and shawl, and stood on the hearth near her husband, unwilling to leave him even for a few minutes, and yet fearing to utter any word lest it might jar on his feeling.