unwilling

[ uhn-wil-ing ]
/ ʌnˈwɪl ɪŋ /

adjective

not willing; reluctant; loath; averse: an unwilling partner in the crime.
opposed; offering resistance; stubborn or obstinate; refractory: an unwilling captive.

Origin of unwilling

before 900; Old English unwillende (not recorded in ME); see un-1, willing
Related formsun·will·ing·ly, adverbun·will·ing·ness, noun
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unwilling

/ (ʌnˈwɪlɪŋ) /

adjective

unfavourably inclined; reluctant
performed, given, or said with reluctance

Derived Formsunwillingly, adverbunwillingness, noun
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