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
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While some countries were unable or unwilling to meet the guidelines, most provided the necessary information to meet the baseline, Taylor said.
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.
But prospects for passage are uncertain, and many states are unable or unwilling to fill the breach.
Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans have broken down with GOP members unwilling to support any tax increase, but Democratic lawmakers appeared to have a deal with Malloy nearly in place Wednesday evening.
The third-division league the USL plans to launch in 2019 very well could be the long-term solution for current members unable or unwilling to meet every D2 standard.
Puritan legislators assumed, naively, that parents would teach children in their homes; however, many of them proved unable or unwilling to rise to the task.
But for the millions of Americans who are unable or unwilling to travel to see the total eclipse in person, the Smithsonian Solar Eclipse app will show a livestream from NASA of the views of the eclipse across America.
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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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