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Synonyms for unwilling
ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋun·will·ing

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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unwilling

    Synonyms:
    averse, backward, disinclined, loth, reluctant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwillingadjective

    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. unwillingadjective

    in spite of contrary volition

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwillingadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unwillingadjective

    Synonyms:
    reluctant, indisposed, loath, disinclined, averse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unwilling":

    reluctant, recalcitrant, loath, reticent, willing

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3912willing
#6114opposed
#12026backward
#14720reluctant
#19538unwilling
#43252averse
#70249recalcitrant
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#81424reticent
#95128loth
#119355disinclined
#173035indisposed

How to use unwilling in a sentence?

  1. Julien Barnes-Dacey:

    The fact that the UAE was unwilling to cut off ties with Iran completely, despite the closeness of its relations with Saudi Arabia, shows the difficulty that the Saudis will have in trying to isolate Iran, the downgrading of ties is not fundamentally a question of responding to executions and the storming of an embassy... (but rather) a function of a much deeper conflict between the two states.

  2. Barry Pollack:

    We've had no communication with the Department of Justice and they have not indicated to me that they have brought any charges against Mr. Julian Assange, they've been unwilling to have any discussion at all, despite our repeated requests, that they let us know what Mr. Assange's status is in any pending investigations. There's no reason why Wikileaks should be treated differently from any other publisher.

  3. Plato:

    No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

  4. Jesse Schold:

    Although numerous organs are not accepted for transplantation for valid reasons, it is also true that many centers are unwilling to take risks on donor hearts, especially in the current climate where institutional outcomes are publicly available. unfortunately, the candidate population has continued to increase over time.

  5. Jill Dunican:

    Concerned parents are unwilling to be intimidated. We will use our legal rights to public documents to keep district employees accountable and expose adults who promote gender confusion and inappropriate sexual content to children without parental consent.


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