be unwilling

nyllan

English to the Old English. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Unwilling — Un*will ing, a. Not willing; loath; disinclined; reluctant; as, an unwilling servant. [1913 Webster] And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, Keep your piece nine years. Pope. [1913 Webster] {Un*will ing*ly}, adv. {Un*will… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unwilling Emigrants — is a book by Alexandra Hasluck. It is both a general study of Western Australia s convict era, and a biography of a particular convict, William Sykes. First published in 1959 by Oxford University Press in Melbourne, it was for many years the only …   Wikipedia

  • unwilling — index adverse (hostile), averse, disinclined, disobedient, dissident, evasive, intractable, involuntary …   Law dictionary

  • unwilling to accept — index inconvincible, incredulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unwilling to care — index insusceptible (uncaring) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unwilling to give — index parsimonious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unwilling to pay — index penurious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unwilling — O.E. unwillende, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + WILLING (Cf. willing). Re formed 16c …   Etymology dictionary

  • unwilling — [adj] not in the mood afraid, against, against the grain*, averse, backward, begrudging, compelled, contrary, demurring, disinclined, disobliging, evasive, forced, grudging, hesitating, indisposed, indocile, involuntary, laggard, loath,… …   New thesaurus

  • unwilling — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not willing. DERIVATIVES unwillingly adverb unwillingness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unwilling — [unwil′iŋ] adj. [altered (in 16th c.) < ME unwilland < OE unwillende < un , not + prp. of willan: see WILL2] 1. not willing or inclined; reluctant; loath; averse 2. done, said, given, etc. reluctantly unwillingly adv. unwillingness n …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.