Examples of unwilling in a Sentence
He was an unwilling participant in the demonstration.
unwilling contributions from city employees who felt pressured to do so
Recent Examples of unwilling from the Web
Orgeron has mostly complimented Canada's offense, so the decision to dump him is apparently based on a clash of personalities unwilling to bend.
Women in other industries may feel unwilling - or unable - to come forward.
Like most companies, Ford was bound by privacy protections and unwilling to communicate specific findings.
Yet producing more power does little if people are unwilling or unable to pay for it.
In The Best Years of Our Lives, one of the veterans returns to his parents' home to learn that his wife has moved out and moved on; in Thank You for Your Service, Billy finds his old place empty and his fiance unwilling to answer his calls.
Kellogg may have been named governor, but the White League and Louisianans who were unwilling to accept the outcome of the Civil War or the political participation of African-Americans reacted with violence and anger.
Konopka was unable or unwilling to explain precisely what these new disputes were about.
The same people whose anger at feeling left out by our political system fueled Mr. Trump’s shocking success at the ballot box seem unable, or unwilling, to turn off their rage even though their candidate now occupies the White House.
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First Known Use of unwilling
before 12th century
Synonymscoerced, forced, unintended, unintentional, involuntary, will-less
Antonymsdeliberate, freewill, intentional, uncoerced, unforced, voluntary, willful (or wilful), willing
Related Wordsaccidental, unplanned, unpremeditated; automatic, impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unprompted; inadvertent, unconscious, unknowing, unwitting
Near Antonymsadvised, conscious, considered, knowing, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepense, purposeful; volitional; self-imposed, self-inflicted
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