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Although there’s widespread support for more diversity in education, contracting and public employment, most voters were unwilling to take this step.

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.

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.

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.

But an absence of niceties nor an unwillingness to conform is not a legitimate cause for impeachment.

His unwillingness to marry her and settle down has only increased her fervor.

But the price of bipartisanship in the Obama era at least has been an unwillingness until recently to openly oppose the president.

So the U.S. government is about to run out of money and may announce its unwillingness to meet legal debt obligations.

An unwillingness to process economic failure condemned it to a slower-than-normal recovery.

If you exhibit any modest unwillingness, they laugh at you, and perhaps two or three of them will come in to rally Monsieur.

How jealously these were guarded appears also in the unwillingness to multiply oaths of office.

In this he doubtless was influenced chiefly by his unwillingness to miss a battle, especially against such great numerical odds.

The commander watched them, on his face the blankness of unwillingness to believe.

If he had shown any unwillingness they would have pushed their way in.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unwillingness, such as: aversion, diffidence, dissatisfaction, distaste, objection, and opposition.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.