unwillingness

[ US /ənˈwɪɫɪŋnɪs/ ]
[ UK /ʌnwˈɪlɪŋnəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. the trait of being unwilling
    in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton
    his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made
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How To Use unwillingness In A Sentence

  • The work of regulatory agencies was also undermined by budget cuts and a concerted unwillingness to enforce existing regulations.
  • Her unwillingness to answer questions undermined the strength of her position.
  • What is difficult to overlook is her record of being totally ineffective as a four-term assemblywomen, her inability or unwillingness to work with others, even within her own party, and her extreme positions on issues such as Medicare, social security, education, veterans affairs and many others. Mitchell Bard: The Tea Party All-Stars: The Worst of Extreme GOP Midterm Candidates
  • The succession of blows—the Agency’s decision not to provide us with any security, followed by the horrifying SSCI report and its Additional Views section, then my colleague’s inability or unwillingness to retestify before the SSCI, and the continuing media onslaught—were overwhelming. Fair Game
  • Claiming he was willing to put that behind him, Raggio added, "What is difficult to overlook is [Angle's] record of being totally ineffective as a four-term assemblywoman, her inability or unwillingness to work with others, even within her own party, and her extreme positions on issues such as Medicare, social security, education, veterans affairs and many others. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • Does a religious objection to duty amount to a belief, and does an unwillingness by a volunteer to respond to recall amount to a manifestation of that belief?
  • It is this unwillingness to listen, to think things over after hearing the other person's point of view that continues to contribute to our intractability in the political arena, to the astonishing rise in hate groups since the election of President Obama and to the general distrust of our justice and other systems. Andrea Lyon: Sometimes the Other Person Has a Point
  • Anger at China's unwillingness to revalue or float the renminbi has been building in Congress.
  • In a number of irregular conflicts, guerrillas and government forces alike regarded an unwillingness to help as aiding and abetting the enemy.
  • The premise underlying them expresses an unwillingness to be drawn into any alleged dichotomy between jurisdictional and non jurisdictional fact.
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