unwilling


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Synonyms for unwilling

not inclined or willing to do or undertake

Antonyms for unwilling

not disposed or inclined toward

in spite of contrary volition

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Make room for the Jew in front of the lower ring,'' said Prince John, not unwilling perhaps to, seize an apology to desist from his original purpose;
Unwilling however to act only from my own inadequate Knowledge of the Strength and Abilities of Horses, I consulted the Postilion, who was entirely of my Opinion concerning the Affair.
Edmund was at the Parsonage every day, to be indulged with his favourite instrument: one morning secured an invitation for the next; for the lady could not be unwilling to have a listener, and every thing was soon in a fair train.
She was very unwilling that Frederica should be allowed to come to Churchhill, and justly enough, as it seems a sort of reward to behaviour deserving very differently; but it was impossible to take her anywhere else, and she is not to remain here long.
And the princess, though very unwilling, took him up in her hand, and put him upon the pillow of her own bed, where he slept all night long.
Allen had no similar information to give, no similar triumphs to press on the unwilling and unbelieving ear of her friend, and was forced to sit and appear to listen to all these maternal effusions, consoling herself, however, with the discovery, which her keen eye soon made, that the lace on Mrs.
As nature therefore makes nothing either imperfect or in vain, it necessarily follows that she has made all these things for men: for which reason what we gain in war is in a certain degree a natural acquisition; for hunting is a part of it, which it is necessary for us to employ against wild beasts; and those men who being intended by nature for slavery are unwilling to submit to it, on which occasion such a.
When I had asked him what first gave him the idea of being a painter, he was unable or unwilling to tell me.
Hayward had often suggested excursions, a visit to the play, or a bottle of wine, when Philip had come to the end of his month's money; and with the folly of his age he had been unwilling to confess he could not afford an extravagance.
Dokhturov was unwilling to undertake any action, as it was not clear to him now what he ought to do.
I asked, unwilling to suppose that she should so speak of her husband.
His manner suggested to Emily that he might be acting under some motive which he was unwilling to acknowledge.
Unwilling to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly lamented his disappointment.
Moreover, he was too conscientious to do anything to enfeeble his impressions and unwilling to alter any of the customary conditions under which the manifestations were said to occur.
They are still mine for six weeks to come, and Mercy was unwilling to let me incur the expense of taking her to a hotel.