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Antonyms for unwilling
ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term unwilling.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwilling(adj)

    not disposed or inclined toward

    "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"

    Antonyms:
    willing and able, volitional, ready, inclined(p), prepared, voluntary, disposed(p), fain, happy, glad, consenting, willing

  2. unwilling(adj)

    in spite of contrary volition

    Antonyms:
    consenting, inclined(p), voluntary, ready, willing and able, willing, disposed(p), volitional, fain, prepared, glad, happy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unwilling

    Reluctant (Latin re, back, and lucto, strive, struggle) signifies struggling against what one is urged or impelled to do, or is actually doing; averse (Latin a, from, and verto, turn) signifies turned away as with dislike or repugnance; loath (Anglo-Saxon lath, evil, hateful) signifies having a repugnance, disgust, or loathing for, tho the adjective loath is not so strong as the verb loathe. A dunce is always averse to study; a good student is disinclined to it when a fine morning tempts him out; he is indisposed to it in some hour of weariness. A man may be slow or backward in entering upon that to which he is by no means averse. A man is loath to believe evil of his friend, reluctant to speak of it, absolutely unwilling to use it to his injury. A legislator may be opposed to a certain measure, while not averse to what it aims to accomplish. Compare ANTIPATHY.

    Antonyms:
    desirous, disposed, eager, favorable, inclined, willing

    Synonyms:
    averse, backward, disinclined, indisposed, loath, opposed, reluctant, slow

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unwilling

    Synonyms:
    averse, backward, disinclined, loth, reluctant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unwilling(a)

    Synonyms:
    reluctant, indisposed, loath, disinclined, averse

How to use unwilling in a sentence?

  1. IrfanAhmadMalla:

    It is better to be ignorant than being unwilling to learn.

  2. State John Sullivan:

    Some governments are unable to maintain security and meet the basic needs of their people, while others are simply unwilling, states that restrict freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly; that allow and commit violence against members of religious, ethnic, and other minority groups; or that undermine the fundamental dignity of persons are morally reprehensible and undermine our interests.

  3. John F. Kennedy, Rice University speech on September 12, 1962:

    We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy - but because they are hard! Because that challenge is one we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one we intend to win!

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Whatever you've spent or done on your own self already will surely die with you. Besides that, whatever you will spend or do on your own self subsequently will equally die with you. Yes! you heard me right as ever. But guess what? whatever you've spent or done on others already will rather outlive you. Moreover, whatever you will resolve hence forth to spend or do on someone else, others or the world will equally outlive you and speak for you perpetually after your demise. Now that is to say, you should endeavour to spend more of your God-given riches, money, resources, knowledge, insights, wisdom, time and stuffs like that on others than on your own self. Because, you will surely and eventually be appreciated, remembered and celebrated perpetually by the posterity ahead (all future generations) for doing just that. So come on, don't be possessive. In other words, don't be unwilling to share your possessions and time with someone else, others or the world at large. -Emeasoba George

  5. Jonah Blank:

    Iran backs Shi’a groups and Saudi Arabia backs ones that adhere to Saudi Arabia own strain of Sunni Muslims doctrine, iran sees this as a largely defensive operation – protecting co-religionists against a violent onslaught that the Pakistan state is unwilling or unable to stave off.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1280happy
#1292ready
#2447prepared
#3912willing
#4672glad
#5512voluntary
#11300eager
#11528favorable
#13954disposed
#14739inclined
#19538unwilling
#40762consenting
#46387desirous
#46977fain
#114255volitional

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