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adjective un·will·ing \-ˈwi-liŋ\

: not wanting to do something

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

Full Definition of UNWILLING

:  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 \-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>

First Known Use of UNWILLING

before 12th century
UNWILLINGNESS Defined for Kids


adjective un·will·ing \ˌən-ˈwi-liŋ\

Definition of UNWILLING for Kids

:  not willing :  reluctant
un·will·ing·ly adverb
un·will·ing·ness noun


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