- not willing or inclined; reluctant; loath; averse
- done, said, given, etc. reluctantly
Origin: altered (in 16th circa ) from Middle English unwilland from Old English unwillende from un-, not plush present participle of willan: see will
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- Not willing; hesitant or loath: unwilling to face facts.
- Done, given, or said reluctantly: unwilling consent.
- un·willˈing·ly adverb
- un·willˈing·ness noun