unwilling synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term unwilling:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwilling(adj)

    not disposed or inclined toward

    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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwilling(a.)

    Synonyms:
    loath, disinclined, opposed, averse, reluctant, backward, indisposed, not disposed

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

reluctant, recalcitrant, loath, reticent, willing



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