unwillingness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unwillingness - the trait of being unwillingunwillingness - the trait of being unwilling; "his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made"; "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
disinclination, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition, reluctance - a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
resistance - (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
willingness - cheerful compliance; "he expressed his willingness to help"

unwillingness

noun reluctance, resistance, refusal, opposition, objection, aversion, slowness, backwardness, diffidence, coyness, disinclination their unwillingness to accept responsibility for mistakes

unwillingness

noun
The state of not being disposed or inclined:
Translations
تَمَنُّع، عَدَم رَغْبَه أو إسْتِعْداد
neochotaodpor
uvillighed
vonakodás
ófÿsi
neochota
gönülsüzlükisteksizlik

unwillingness

[ˈʌnˈwɪlɪŋnɪs] Nfalta f de inclinación, desgana f
his unwillingness to help uslo poco dispuesto que está/estaba a ayudarnos, su desgana para ayudarnos

unwillingness

nWiderwillen nt, → Weigerung f; their unwillingness to compromiseihre mangelnde Kompromissbereitschaft

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 ?
But as he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate's malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness in any already ireful being --a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved --this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt.
Churchill was unwell far too unwell to do without him; she had been in a very suffering state (so said her husband) when writing to her nephew two days before, though from her usual unwillingness to give pain, and constant habit of never thinking of herself, she had not mentioned it; but now she was too ill to trifle, and must entreat him to set off for Enscombe without delay.
Willoughby's behaviour in taking leave of them, his embarrassment,and affectation of cheerfulness, and, above all, his unwillingness to accept her mother's invitation, a backwardness so unlike a lover,so unlike himself, greatly disturbed her.
Miss Manette, if the prisoner does not perfectly understand that you give the evidence which it is your duty to give--which you must give-- and which you cannot escape from giving--with great unwillingness, he is the only person present in that condition.
So saying, he gathered together, and brought to a flame, the decaying brands which lay scattered on the ample hearth; took from the larger board a mess of pottage and seethed kid, placed it upon the small table at which he had himself supped, and, without waiting the Jew's thanks, went to the other side of the hall; whether from unwillingness to hold more close communication with the object of his benevolence, or from a wish to draw near to the upper end of the table, seemed uncertain.
That the said Quinbus Flestrin, having brought the imperial fleet of Blefuscu into the royal port, and being afterwards commanded by his imperial majesty to seize all the other ships of the said empire of Blefuscu, and reduce that empire to a province, to be governed by a viceroy from hence, and to destroy and put to death, not only all the Big-endian exiles, but likewise all the people of that empire who would not immediately forsake the Big-endian heresy, he, the said Flestrin, like a false traitor against his most auspicious, serene, imperial majesty, did petition to be excused from the said service, upon pretence of unwillingness to force the consciences, or destroy the liberties and lives of an innocent people.
It is needless to say I rejoiced over this godsend, and my joy was not less than my wonder as I strove to imagine how this good fortune could have come to us, but to me specially; for the evident unwillingness to drop the reed for any but me showed that it was for me the favour was intended.
If the power of making them was committed either to the Executive or legislature, there would be danger of an improper complaisance to the branch which possessed it; if to both, there would be an unwillingness to hazard the displeasure of either; if to the people, or to persons chosen by them for the special purpose, there would be too great a disposition to consult popularity, to justify a reliance that nothing would be consulted but the Constitution and the laws.
This was the reason of the whisky drinking in the passage, of his unwillingness to welcome John, of his strange behaviour and bewildered words; this was why he had started at and harped upon the name of murder; this was why he had stood and hearkened, or sat and covered his eyes, in the black night.
Oh, I assure you, sir, it was a touching spectacle to see these young creatures, destined by their talents for higher stations, toiling together, and through their unwillingness to change any of the customs of their paternal house, taking six years to accomplish what less scrupulous people would have effected in two or three.
The guns followed the teams with an air of unwillingness, of being dragged by the heels.
Athos took the letter, frowning, but an idea that he should find something in this letter about D'Artagnan conquered his unwillingness to read it.