Definitions

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  • v. To annul or reverse by an act of the will.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To annul or reverse by an act of the will.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To will the reverse of; reverse one's will in regard to.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ will

Examples

  • As Americans are shaking their fists in the air over the payout of AIG bonuses, the Obama Administration took the nauseating position that it was unable to prevent the payment of bonuses and is unwill ... digg

    Sheila Tendy: Dangling from the AIG Noose - Our Slow and Painful Strangulation

  • As Americans are shaking their fists in the air over the payout of AIG bonuses, the Obama Administration took the nauseating position that it was unable to prevent the payment of bonuses and is unwill ...

    Sheila Tendy: Dangling from the AIG Noose - Our Slow and Painful Strangulation

  • But his spectrem onlymergeant crested from the irised sea in plight, calvitousness, loss, nngnr, gliddinyss, unwill and snorth.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Maldeev could not promote Khi'santh to the level of her ability, because she was still unwill-ing to take a rider.

    The Black Wing

  • Swiftly, unwill - ing to think about what she was doing, she shook the Stones into her hand and quickly closed her fingers about them.

    The Elf Queen of Shannara

  • Yet he proved in the end unwill - ing to admit that avowed Christians whose inter - pretations of the Scriptures differed widely from his own should be allowed to propagate their beliefs.

    LIBERALISM

  • If the danger represented by going through an untested box had been presented to him when he'd been a box trooper he'd have gone-unwill­ingly and afraid-but he'd have gone.

    Behold the Stars

  • Ðe  {70} asse þe ure helende uppe set. ben þo forsinegede þe hauen al here þonc uppen eorðliche richeise. ⁊ sinne hem is loð to leten. ⁊ unwill [i] che to bete. for hem þincheð þ̵ godes hese heuieliche semeð. ⁊ naðeles gif hie ful don hie shulen on heuene endelese mede fon.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • In some cases (L29-30) … social order quickly broke down with parents unwill ing to …, servants flee ing and bodies left dead …, the stench tell ing …

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  • You seem unwill, or unable, to see the bigger picture.

    Techdirt

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