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Definitions of unwilling

  1. Unwillingness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Unwillingly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Not willing; loath; disinclined; reluctant; as, an unwilling servant. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not willing; reluctant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Not willing; averse; reluctant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Averse; reluctant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for unwilling

  1. During the first three years of my absence my mother enjoyed good health, but, during my last year at school, she was visited by a long and painful illness, through which she was attended, with the utmost kindness and attention, by her aunt; my mother being unwilling to recall me from school, if it were possible to avoid it; and she had been obliged, on account of her illness, to withdraw most of the sum remaining in the Savings' Bank. – The Path of Duty, and Other Stories by H. S. Caswell
  2. As yet very few of them dare tell anything, which men, on whom their literary success depends, are unwilling to hear. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
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