adjective[often with infinitive]
Not ready, eager, or prepared to do something: he was unwilling to take on that responsibility unwilling conscripts
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- 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.
reluctant, unenthusiastic, hesitant, resistant, grudging, involuntary, forceddisinclined, reluctant, averse, loath; (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
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- 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.