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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unwillingness mean? 

  The noun UNWILLINGNESS has 1 sense:

1. the trait of being unwilling

  Familiarity information: UNWILLINGNESS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The trait of being unwilling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


involuntariness; unwillingness

Context examples:

his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made / in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton

Hypernyms ("unwillingness" is a kind of...):

disposition; temperament (your usual mood)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "unwillingness"):

disinclination; hesitancy; hesitation; indisposition; reluctance (a certain degree of unwillingness)

resistance ((psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness)


willingness (cheerful compliance)

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