unwilling

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adjective un·will·ing \ˌən-ˈwi-liŋ\

Definition of unwilling

  1. :  not willing:a :  loath, reluctant was unwilling to learnb :  done or given reluctantly unwilling approvalc :  offering opposition :  obstinate an unwilling student

unwillingly

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unwillingness

noun

Examples of unwilling in a sentence

  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


UNWILLING Defined for English Language Learners

unwilling

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adjective un·will·ing \ˌən-ˈwi-liŋ\

Definition of unwilling for English Language Learners

  • : not wanting to do something

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


UNWILLING Defined for Kids

unwilling

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adjective un·will·ing \ˌən-ˈwi-liŋ\

Definition of unwilling for Students

  1. :  not willing :  reluctant

unwillingly

adverb

unwillingness

noun


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