Definition of 'unwilling'
Example sentences containing 'unwilling'
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Sufferers may feel unable or unwilling to face work. The Sun (2016)Researchers said it gave options to those unable or unwilling to take statins. The Sun (2016)Here was a young rider unwilling to accept cheating and prepared to rail against it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a result, they go through life unwilling or unable to take responsibility. The Sun (2016)It is a mess and one in which government seems totally unwilling to engage constructively. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Political pundits are unwilling to accept that the real reason can be anything like as ridiculous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Foreigners unable or unwilling to take their chances before their own courts come to ours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet regulators in other countries might be unwilling to take on such large and complex banks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Why are people so unwilling to help victims of addiction? The Sun (2008)Last week he was unwilling to discuss the matter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet most politicians seem either unwilling or unable to talk about it like responsible adults. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But ministers seem unwilling to accept the implications of their policies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most motorists seem unwilling to take the risk. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The victims were apparently unwilling to give evidence. The Sun (2012)It is a prospect he is unwilling to discuss for the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They seem either unwilling or unable to find jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Changes in attendance and being unwilling to take part in school or youth club group activities. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Suffice that she was certainly an unwilling victim of circumstances. Positive Parent Power (1991)Some involve issues you have previously sidestepped because you were either unwilling or unable to face them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Politicians remain unwilling or unable to acknowledge the causes and their mixed messages just add to the problem. The Sun (2014)He blamed governments' being unwilling or unable to use more public funds to bolster economic activity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Reading's season is a story of people unwilling to accept mediocrity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At first the Russian army appeared unable or unwilling to control the militias. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Senior managers had to contend with government interference, staff unwilling to accept changes and unions eager to flex their muscles. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They also said that the huge amounts being paid in legal costs were the result of government lawyers being unwilling to settle claims at the earliest opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It will cost money - money that the Government seems unwilling to provide. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If couples are unwilling to discuss marital struggles at church, they don't get the help they need. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'unwilling'
British English: unwilling ADJECTIVE
If you are unwilling to do something, you do not want to do it and will not agree to do it.
Initially the government was unwilling to accept the defeat.
Definition of unwilling from the Collins English Dictionary
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