unwillingly


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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:
Adv.1.unwillingly - in an unwilling mannerunwillingly - in an unwilling manner; "he had sinned against her unwillingly"
volitionally, willingly - in a willing manner; "I willingly accept"
Translations
على مَضَض، عن كُرْهٍ، بدون رَغْبَه
nerad
meî tregîu
neochotne
nerad
gönülsüzceisteksizce

unwillingly

[ˈʌnˈwɪlɪŋlɪ] ADVde mala gana, a regañadientes

unwillingly

[ʌnˈwɪlɪŋli] advà contrecœur, contre son gré

unwillingly

advwiderwillig

unwillingly

[ʌnˈwɪlɪŋlɪ] advcontrovoglia, malvolentieri, di malavoglia

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 ?
I was silent, fearfull lest I might any more unwillingly distress her by fixing on any other subject of conversation which might again remind her of Augustus.
Wherefore he fled from what he deemed his father's house and in his flight he encountered and unwillingly slew his father Laius.
The Spencerian stanza, with its rich variety of movement and its harmonious closes, long shut "Childe Harold" from me, and whenever I found a poem in any book which did not rhyme its second line with its first I read it unwillingly or not at all.
Not when the truth is filthy, but when it is shallow, doth the discerning one go unwillingly into its waters.
From the fact that they had consented to call she understood that, willingly or unwillingly, they regarded her as a possible member of their clan.
Stroeve accompanied me unwillingly. His own plan was to run up and down the streets that led out of the Avenue de Clichy and ask at every house if Strickland lived there.
This secret between them was a powerful tie, and this was why, when about to appear before the Master of another world, Mazarin was desirous of taking good counsel in disposing of the wealth he was so unwillingly obliged to leave in this world.
Margaret agreed, and they pursued their way against the wind, resisting it with laughing delight for about twenty minutes longer, when suddenly the clouds united over their heads, and a driving rain set full in their face.-- Chagrined and surprised, they were obliged, though unwillingly, to turn back, for no shelter was nearer than their own house.
"How do you mean?" offended that he should seem to take her suggestion unwillingly and with vexation.
All the beauty that has ever been in the world has broken the laws of all previous beauty, and unwillingly dictated laws to the beauty that succeeded it,--laws which that beauty has no less spiritedly broken, to prove in turn dictator to its successor.
Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
Then, as the clock struck ten, she rose, half unwillingly.