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Synonyms for unwillingness
un·will·ing·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwillingness, involuntarinessnoun

    the trait of being unwilling

    "his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made"; "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

    Synonyms:
    involuntariness

    Antonyms:
    willingness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unwillingness":

    reluctance, refusal, reticence, ill-will

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#12648refusal
#25834reluctance
#41511unwillingness
#94220reticence

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  1. Blair Thomas:

    There was insufficient engagement with Santos on valuation, no meaningful attempt by Santos to discuss a realistic price which could supported by any reasonable set of technical and commercial assumptions, and an unwillingness by their Board to explore means of closing the gap between the offer and their expectations.

  2. Steven Englander:

    The key driver is this immense pessimism in asset markets, unwillingness to hold anything but the safest assets.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    We all know that there have been significant problems at this facility: the kind of cooking the books and unwillingness to face up to the fact that veterans were not being adequately served went on too long and, as a consequence, we didn't fix what needed to be fixed, there is still more work to do.

  4. Gene Munster from Loup Ventures:

    While this tweet (after market hours) and the quick correction seem innocuous, the SEC isn't likely to cut Musk any slack, musk's unwillingness to follow the rules is part of what you have to be willing to accept as an investor in Tesla.

  5. John Catanzara:

    If we suspect the numbers are true and we get a large number of our members who stand firm on their beliefs that this is an overreach, and they're not going to supply the information in the portal or submit to testing, then it's safe to say the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50 % or less for this weekend coming up, that is not because of the FOP, that is 100 % because of the mayor's unwillingness to budge from her hard line so whatever happens because of the manpower issue, that falls at the mayor's doorstep.


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