Adjective "Unwilling" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not ready, eager, or prepared to do something.
  1. 'unwilling conscripts'
  2. 'Some will be risk averse, others close to retirement and unwilling to jeopardise their futures.'
  3. 'On this day the audience sat quietly when the second dance ended, as if quite unwilling to break the mood.'
  4. 'Funny how the group seemed unwilling to take questions on a press release they had prepared.'
  5. 'Maybe these people are just happy to be where they are, and unwilling to sell at any price.'
  6. 'She cast herself as cautious, well prepared and unwilling to compromise her safety.'
  7. 'Government wants a search and rescue system in place but is unwilling to pay.'
  8. 'He is unwilling to use the same pattern twice, because each customer wants his or her tattoo to be unique.'
  9. 'Not coincidentally, those people are also usually unwilling to pay a fair rate.'
  10. 'Governments seem to be unwilling to use any but the most primitive strategies.'
  11. 'Telecom has been unable or unwilling to make JetStream attractive to many of us.'


1. not willing; reluctant; loath; averse: an unwilling partner in the crime.

2. opposed; offering resistance; stubborn or obstinate; refractory: an unwilling captive.

More examples(as adjective)

"teachers can be unwilling to people."

"people can be unwilling to stumps."

"witnesses can be unwilling to assists."

"traders can be unwilling to times."

"suppliers can be unwilling to offers."

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Old English unwillende (see un-, willing).