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unwilling

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adjective un·will·ing \-ˈwi-liŋ\

Simple Definition of unwilling

  • : not wanting to do something

  • : made to do something that you do not want to do

Full Definition of unwilling

  1. :  not willing: a :  loath, reluctant <was unwilling to learn> b :  done or given reluctantly <unwilling approval> c :  offering opposition :  obstinate <an unwilling student>

un·will·ing·ly play \-liŋ-lē\ adverb
un·will·ing·ness noun

Examples of unwilling

  1. He was an unwilling participant in the demonstration.

  2. <unwilling contributions from city employees who felt pressured to do so>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of unwilling

before 12th century

Rhymes with unwilling


UNWILLING Defined for Kids

unwilling

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adjective un·will·ing \ˌən-ˈwi-liŋ\

Definition of unwilling

  1. :  not willing :  reluctant

un·will·ing·ly adverb
un·will·ing·ness noun




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