- 1[not usually before noun] unwilling (to do something) not wanting to do something and refusing to do it They are unwilling to invest any more money in the project. She was unable, or unwilling, to give me any further details.
- 2[only before noun] not wanting to do or be something, but forced to by other people synonym reluctant an unwilling hero He became the unwilling object of her attention. opposite willing
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adverb The country was drawn unwillingly into the war. She agreed to their conditions, albeit unwillingly.
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