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synonyms for unwilling

  • afraid
  • averse
  • compelled
  • evasive
  • forced
  • loath
  • reluctant
  • resistant
  • unenthusiastic
  • against
  • against the grain
  • backward
  • begrudging
  • contrary
  • demurring
  • disinclined
  • disobliging
  • grudging
  • hesitating
  • indisposed
  • indocile
  • involuntary
  • laggard
  • malcontent
  • opposed
  • recalcitrant
  • refractory
  • remiss
  • shrinking
  • shy
  • slack
  • slow
  • unaccommodating
  • uncheerful
  • uncooperative
  • uneager
  • uninclined
  • unobliging
  • unready
  • unwishful
  • wayward
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antonyms for unwilling

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  • eager
  • enthusiastic
  • ready
  • willing
  • prepared
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How to use unwilling in a sentence

Conventional wisdom in Washington centered on Schottenheimer being unwilling to yield any power after being given total control as coach and director of football operations when he was hired.
MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER’S LEGACY CAN BE MEASURED IN TEAMS’ REGRET OVER LETTING HIM GOLEONARD SHAPIROFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Early in his career, Watson was trying to establish himself and unwilling to call out the man who made him a millionaire.
DESHAUN WATSON IS TAKING A STAND AGAINST DISINGENUOUS NFL OWNERS. IT COULD CHANGE THE LEAGUE.JERRY BREWERFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They are trying to determine whether it truly is more transmissible or has simply exploited lax behavior in a region where many people are either unable or unwilling to take precautions against the virus.
THE AMAZONIAN CITY THAT HATCHED THE BRAZIL VARIANT HAS BEEN CRUSHED BY ITTERRENCE MCCOY, HELOÍSA TRAIANOJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Public school leaders have demanded access to vaccines for employees in negotiations over school reopenings, but thus far they’ve been unwilling to broach the subject of mandating vaccinations.
MORNING REPORT: HOW VACCINES AND NEW RULES IMPACT SCHOOL REOPENINGSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJANUARY 27, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
All of this helps make up for the fact that he is often unable or unwilling to shoot from beyond the arc.
THE SPURS’ YOUNG TRIO HAS THEM BACK IN THE MIXJARED DUBINJANUARY 20, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
They highlighted the real threat misinformation posed — and still poses — to democracy and recognized that people are often either unable or unwilling to arrive at the truth amid a deluge of material.
WHAT THE 1798 SEDITION ACT GOT RIGHT — AND WHAT IT MEANS TODAYKAITLYN CARTERJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ada has heard tales of criminal men shooting their way across the Badlands, but the real outlaws in this society are women who are unwilling or unable to be mothers.
IN ANNA NORTH’S RIVETING ‘OUTLAWED,’ THERE’S NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A CHILDLESS WOMANRON CHARLESJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Don’t believe that investors are irrationally short-term-biased, unwilling to let companies make sound investments that may take years to pay off.
DISNEY’S PROFITS ON STREAMING SERVICES ARE EXPECTED TO PLUNGE—AND INVESTORS LOVE ITGEOFFREY COLVINDECEMBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
Part of the problem is that nurses in particular are increasingly unwilling to subject themselves to the hours and conditions facing them during the Covid crisis, given the average pay level.
SWEDEN’S FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE QUITTING IN WORRYING NUMBERS AS COVID CASES SPIKEKDUNN6DECEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
She told Bloomberg that she had told Kacholia that if the company was unwilling to address her concerns, she would resign and leave following a transition period.
GOOGLE ETHICS RESEARCHER’S DEPARTURE RENEWS WORRIES THE COMPANY IS SILENCING WHISTLEBLOWERSJEREMY KAHNDECEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNWILLING

  • allergic to
  • conflicting
  • contrary
  • detrimental
  • disadvantageous
  • down on
  • down side
  • have no use for
  • inimical
  • injurious
  • inopportune
  • negative
  • opposed
  • opposing
  • opposite
  • oppugning
  • ornery
  • reluctant
  • repugnant
  • stuffy
  • unfortunate
  • unfriendly
  • unlucky
  • unpropitious
  • unwilling
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