What is another word for un-willingness?

122 synonyms found


[ ˈʌnwˈɪlɪŋnəs], [ ˈʌnwˈɪlɪŋnəs], [ ˈʌ_n_w_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_ŋ_n_ə_s]

Unwillingness is a term that describes when someone is resistant or hesitant to do something. There are a variety of synonyms that can be used to illustrate the same sentiment: reluctance, aversion, hesitance, disinclination, reticence, objection, and refusal. Each of these words implies a different aspect of unwillingness. For instance, reluctance may indicate a lack of enthusiasm, while disinclination implies a general dislike or disinterest. Similarly, hesitance suggests a hesitation or doubt, while reticence may imply a reluctance to share information. Objection indicates a more conscious decision against something, while refusal is the ultimate expression of an unwillingness to comply. Regardless of the specific term used, the notion of un-willingness connotes a negative or resistant feeling towards a particular situation.

Synonyms for Un-willingness:

How to use "Un-willingness" in context?

Most people would agree that it is preferable to be unwilling than to be unwilling to do something. And yet, this is often not the case. Behavioral science exists to answer why unwillingness often does not coincide with the ideal state of affairs. A new study, entitled "The paradox of unwillingness" by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Zurich, offers a compelling answer to this question.

The study found that unwillingness can often result from social norms and constraints. The researchers hypothesized that individuals with more power and influence would be less likely to be unwilling, as they would be able to resist social pressure.

Word of the Day