Definition of unwillingly in English:



  • Against one's wishes; reluctantly.

    ‘Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight’
    ‘he unwillingly went back to the family business in the City’
    • ‘He finds himself unwillingly enmeshed in the siblings' troubled lives.’
    • ‘In the new show, she plays a single mother who unwillingly becomes an on-camera reporter.’
    • ‘He unwillingly obeyed, taking a seat on the wooden floor.’
    • ‘He told reporters he'd had to unwillingly relinquish the role that brought him worldwide fame.’
    • ‘Unwillingly teamed up with a young, cocky thief, Nick decides to go ahead with this final score.’