un·​ea·​ger ˌən-ˈē-gər How to pronounce uneager (audio)
: feeling or showing a lack of eagerness : reluctant or unwilling : not eager
an apprehensive, uneager expression
… contractors were rumored to be uneager to make large R&D efforts …William Sweet

Examples of uneager in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reports returned a definite conclusion: Parents weren’t interested at all, uneager to let their kids loose in a digital arena as expansive as Facebook. Abram Brown, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 The Great Lakes delegation is uneager to put up with the drama of managing an aging and unreliable Great Lakes icebreaker fleet again. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uneager was in 1820

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“Uneager.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneager. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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