Definition of unwilling in English:
adjective[often with infinitive]
Not ready, eager, or prepared to do something: he was unwilling to take on that responsibility unwilling conscripts
More example sentences
- She cast herself as cautious, well prepared and unwilling to compromise her safety.
- Funny how the group seemed unwilling to take questions on a press release they had prepared.
- It has signaled that it is essentially unwilling to grant its demands and is prepared for a long struggle.
(be unwilling to do something)not have the heart to, balk at, refuse to, demur at, shy away from, flinch from, shrink from, have qualms about, have misgivings about, have reservations about
- Example sentences
- If you've ever worked in London for any length of time, then ended up unwillingly working elsewhere, you might understand my excitement.
- Some voters came willingly, some unwillingly; a major chunk kept away because of a boycott call by separatists.
- Around the next bend we slid unwillingly into another tunnel - long, and black as blindness.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan