Meaning of unwillingness in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈwɪlɪŋnɪs/

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mass noun
  • The quality or state of being unwilling to do something; reluctance.

    ‘he criticized fellow chief executives for their unwillingness to invest’
    • ‘The second reveals an unwillingness to face the commercial realities of the marketplace.’
    • ‘There are frequent complaints about unwillingness to work, lack of entrepreneurialism and aversion to risk.’
    • ‘Those who dislike it do so for its stubborn unwillingness to judge the two young gunmen.’
    • ‘The federal government's unwillingness to take action has left it up to states.’
    • ‘Yet it is these very same people who have buried the community centre through their unwillingness to lift a finger to help out.’
    disinclination, reluctance, slowness, lack of enthusiasm
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