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Synonyms for unwilling
ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwilling(adj)

    not disposed or inclined toward

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

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

  2. unwilling(adj)

    in spite of contrary volition

    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.

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

    desirous, disposed, eager, favorable, inclined, willing

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unwilling

    averse, backward, disinclined, loth, reluctant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwilling(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unwilling(a)

    reluctant, indisposed, loath, disinclined, averse

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    reluctant, recalcitrant, loath, reticent, willing

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  1. Rob Dickens:

    They simply wanted to waste our time and money in federal court, a game we were unwilling to play.

  2. Kirsten Gillibrand:

    He should be held accountable. I haven't heard that from any Republicans. because he’s unwilling to resign, Congress should be doing hearings. Where are all the hearings on all these allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment? He should be held accountable.

  3. Eric Swalwell:

    I think House Judiciary Committee’s premature at this point — we should do all we can to make sure that he’s held accountable, that weconduct the investigations the Republicans have been unwilling to do.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    SB 4 guarantees cooperation among federal, state and local law enforcement to protect Texans. Unfortunately, some municipalities and law enforcement agencies are unwilling to cooperate with the federal government and claim that SB 4 is unconstitutional.

  5. Melekot Abate:

    It's hard to tap into the credit market in Kenya, most individuals have very little credit history or assets to seize so banks are unwilling to take the risk.

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