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; hesitation, hesitance, hesitancy, diffidence, coyness, timidity, timorousness, trepidation, backwardness (in coming forward); aversion to, dislike for, distaste for; demurral, wavering, vacillation, foot-dragging; resistance to, objection to, opposition to; doubts, second thoughts, scruples, qualms, pangs of conscience, misgivings
rare indisposedness, nolence, nolition, sweerness