Definition of unwillingness in English:


Line breaks: un|will¦ing|ness
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈwɪlɪŋnəs


[mass noun]
The quality or state of being unwilling to do something; reluctance: he deplored the Government’s unwillingness to provide adequate funds
More example sentences
  • The second reveals an unwillingness to face the commercial realities of the marketplace.
  • There are frequent complaints about unwillingness to work, lack of entrepreneurialism and aversion to risk.
  • Those who dislike it do so for its stubborn unwillingness to judge the two young gunmen.
disinclination, reluctance, slowness, lack of enthusiasm;
archaic disrelish
rare indisposedness, nolence, nolition, sweerness

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