Unwillingness
Unwilling Un*will"ing, a. Not willing; loath; disinclined; reluctant; as, an unwilling servant. [1913 Webster]

And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, ``Keep your piece nine years.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*will"ing*ly}, adv. -- {Un*will"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • unwillingness — index contempt (disobedience to the court), declination, disincentive, hesitation, refusal, reluctance, resistance, scruple …   Law dictionary

  • Unwillingness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unwillingness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unwillingness unwillingness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 indisposition indisposition indisposedness Sgm: N 1 disinclination disinclination aversation Sgm: N 1 nolleity nolleity no …   English dictionary for students

  • unwillingness — n. an unwillingness to + inf. (everyone deplored their unwillingness to compromise) * * * an unwillingness to + inf. (everyone deplored their unwillingness to compromise) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unwillingness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Indisposition Nouns unwillingness, indisposition, disinclination, aversion, dislike; nolleity, nolition, renitence; reluctance; indocility, obstinacy, noncompliance, refusal; scrupulousness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • unwillingness — unwilling ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not willing. DERIVATIVES unwillingly adverb unwillingness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unwillingness — noun the trait of being unwilling (Freq. 3) his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton • Syn: ↑involuntariness • Ant: ↑willingness …   Useful english dictionary

  • unwillingness — noun see unwilling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unwillingness — See unwillingly. * * * …   Universalium

  • unwillingness — noun The property of being unwilling …   Wiktionary

  • unwillingness — n. lack of desire …   English contemporary dictionary

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