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Meaning of UNWILLING

Pronunciation:  un'wiling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  in spite of contrary volition
  2. [adj]  not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"
 

UNWILLING is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: grudging, involuntary, loath, loth, nonvoluntary, reluctant, unintentional, unvoluntary, unwilled
 
 Antonyms: willing
 
 See Also: defiant, disinclined, noncompliant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*will"ing\, a.
Not willing; loath; disinclined; reluctant; as, an unwilling
servant.

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

 

 

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