[ US /ənˈwɪɫɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnwˈɪlɪŋ/ ]
  1. not disposed or inclined toward
    unwilling to face facts
    an unwilling assistant
  2. in spite of contrary volition
    an unwilling smile
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How To Use unwilling In A Sentence

  • The work of regulatory agencies was also undermined by budget cuts and a concerted unwillingness to enforce existing regulations.
  • He was moody and unwilling to make the usual politenesses.
  • Another (even greater) problem was that she was unwilling to submit to her dictates or prostrate herself in abject submission.
  • PERRY: There's no question about it, parents who are comfortable with a child who gets a C or D, parents who are comfortable dropping their child off at a school that they no is ragged -- they have watched that school undereducate a generation or two -- parents who are willing to go down and fuss and fight when their child doesn't play on the basketball team, but are unwilling to go down and fight the same way when that child is not being served in -- in the classroom. CNN Transcript Oct 1, 2009
  • The truth is we'll never know for sure who would have been better, but the simple fact that party leaders are unwilling to allow its voters to hash these questions out for themselves is troubling.
  • If you don't know what a carcake is which you probably don't, because as far as I know I invented the term, it's a great big loaf of snow that sits atop a motor vehicle after a snowstorm which the driver was either unable or unwilling to clear. The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Cakes and Cheese
  • Her unwillingness to answer questions undermined the strength of her position.
  • People are unwilling to go to a psychiatrist or psychologist for the fear of being labelled mad.
  • The ETF as envisioned is a great tool for silver investment for those unable or unwilling to buy, carry and store silver but what started as a way to encourage demand is now diverting demand from real silver which would tighten the supply and make us profits. Archive 2008-07-20
  • We were unwilling to waste energy conquering the high peak.
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