Definition of unwillingness in English:

unwillingness

noun

mass noun
  • The quality or state of being unwilling to do something; reluctance.

    ‘he deplored the Government's unwillingness to provide adequate funds’
    • ‘Those who dislike it do so for its stubborn unwillingness to judge the two young gunmen.’
    • ‘The second reveals an unwillingness to face the commercial realities of the marketplace.’
    • ‘The federal government's unwillingness to take action has left it up to states.’
    • ‘Yet it is these very same people who have buried the community centre through their unwillingness to lift a finger to help out.’
    • ‘There are frequent complaints about unwillingness to work, lack of entrepreneurialism and aversion to risk.’
    disinclination, reluctance, slowness, lack of enthusiasm
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Pronunciation

unwillingness

/ʌnˈwɪlɪŋnəs/