What does the word unwilling mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Unwillingness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Unwillingly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not willing; reluctant.

Usage examples for unwilling

  1. She was unwilling to contract another marriage from fear of losing the sovereign power, but she lived with any of her warriors who were distinguished for their beauty. – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  2. I wonder, she said, quietly, why you were so unwilling to meet my sister? – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  3. On the return of the two lovers to the house from their walk there were Mr. and Mrs. Dosett, who would much rather have stayed away had they not been unwilling not to show their mark of affection to their niece. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope