What is another word for unwilling?

503 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ʌnwˈɪlɪŋ], [ ʌnwˈɪlɪŋ], [ ʌ_n_w_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_ŋ]

Unwilling refers to the quality of showing reluctance or opposition towards something. There are various synonyms that can be used to replace the word "unwilling" in a sentence. Some of these synonyms include "reluctant," "averse," "disinclined," "disobliging," "unwillingly," "disinterested," "uncooperative," "hesitant," "forced," "repugnant," "involuntary," and "opposed." Each of these words has a slightly different meaning and connotation and is used depending upon the context of the sentence. Using synonyms for "unwilling" can enhance one's vocabulary and provide a more varied and nuanced way of expression.

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What are the opposite words for unwilling?

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. The word "unwilling" means hesitant or reluctant to do something, and its antonyms are eager, willing, and enthusiastic. When someone is eager, they are excited and enthusiastic about doing something, while being willing means being ready to do something without hesitation. Enthusiasm is a positive attribute that shows an interest in something and can lead to better results. Other antonyms for unwilling include cooperative, obliging, compliant, and amenable. By using antonyms, we can expand our vocabulary and improve our ability to communicate effectively.

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Usage examples for Unwilling

Galliffet, though convinced of the innocence of Dreyfus, was unwilling to exert as much pressure as his colleagues in the Cabinet desired.
"A History of the Third French Republic"
C. H. C. Wright
They had gone out of doors, and chance had led them across Jane-Jane on her way back from the Small Farm where Mabel Digby, for the first time in her young life, lay ill in bed, unwilling to see anyone, excepting Jane.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
In the first place, she almost wished it had not been so easy to make Carshalton understand that she wished him to go away; for the fact that she had been able to do so by merely looking at him suggested that there was at least a certain confidence between them, and she was unwilling to admit that such was the case.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

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