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synonyms for unwillingness

  • aversion
  • diffidence
  • dissatisfaction
  • distaste
  • objection
  • opposition
  • reluctance
  • resistance
  • reticence
  • demurral
  • demurring
  • disinclination
  • hesitance
  • trepidation
  • averseness
  • disliking
  • disrelish
  • lack of desire
  • lack of enthusiasm
  • loathness
  • refusal
  • slowness
  • stubbornness

antonyms for unwillingness

MOST RELEVANT
  • inclination
  • liking
  • love
  • loving
  • pleasure
  • satisfaction
  • willingness
  • approval
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How to use unwillingness in a sentence

Although there’s widespread support for more diversity in education, contracting and public employment, most voters were unwilling to take this step.
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There were evacuation orders in place for some half a million people across Louisiana and Texas, but as is always the case during severe weather events, some residents were unwilling or unable to relocate.
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That means, for example, it could take a while for unemployed workers to find new jobs, if the businesses that managed to weather the crisis are unwilling or unable to quickly scale up to where they were before the recession.
EVEN WITH A VACCINE, THE ECONOMY COULD TAKE MANY MONTHS TO RETURN TO NORMALAMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUXAUGUST 25, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
While more than 90 percent of Simon’s tenants have reopened, foot traffic remains slower than usual and many remain unable or unwilling to pay rent.
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Mental-health patients are often unreliable narrators when it comes to their health—unable or unwilling to identify their symptoms.
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If you exhibit any modest unwillingness, they laugh at you, and perhaps two or three of them will come in to rally Monsieur.
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How jealously these were guarded appears also in the unwillingness to multiply oaths of office.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
In this he doubtless was influenced chiefly by his unwillingness to miss a battle, especially against such great numerical odds.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
The commander watched them, on his face the blankness of unwillingness to believe.
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
If he had shown any unwillingness they would have pushed their way in.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
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