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UNWILLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unwilling mean? 

UNWILLING (adjective)
  The adjective UNWILLING has 2 senses:

1. not disposed or inclined toward
2. in spite of contrary volition

  Familiarity information: UNWILLING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNWILLING (adjective)


Sense 1unwilling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not disposed or inclined toward

Context example:

an unwilling assistant

Similar:

grudging (of especially an attitude)

loath; loth; reluctant (unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom)

unintentional; unwilled (without deliberate intent)

Also:

defiant; noncompliant (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force)

disinclined (unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval)

involuntary; nonvoluntary; unvoluntary (not subject to the control of the will)

Attribute:

disposition; temperament (your usual mood)

Antonym:

willing (disposed or inclined toward)


Sense 2unwilling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In spite of contrary volition

Similar:

involuntary; nonvoluntary; unvoluntary (not subject to the control of the will)


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