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  • n. The property of being unwilling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unwilling; loathness; disinclination; reluctance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being unwilling


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  • Mr. Dodd has been outspoken about the abuses of the financial-services industry in recent years, particularly in regard to mortgage lenders and what he describes as their unwillingness to help rework loans facing foreclosure.

    Dodd Decision Raises Odds for Overhaul of Financial Rules

  • He chided Mr. Fisher for what he characterized as the unwillingness of GM's management to listen to dealers and shareholders.

    GM Shifts Its Strategy Into Reverse

  • As I well recall, the tip-off at the Berlin Foreign Ministers 'Conference in 1954 that the Soviet Union was unwilling at that time to reach any agreement on German reunification or an Austrian peace treaty was its unwillingness from the outset to negotiate in confidence.

    Some Aspects of Modern Diplomacy

  • This long-term unwillingness to abide by international law is so thoroughly documented in the Report that the UN Human Rights Council on 16 October 2009 not only expressed "serious concern at the lack of implementation by the occupying Power, Israel, of previously adopted resolutions and recommendations of the Council relating to the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," but also condemned the "non-cooperation by the occupying power, Israel, with the independent international fact-finding [Goldstone] mission."

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • The Telegram editorial this hot summer Wednesday nails down another aspect of the House of Assembly spending scandal, namely the unwillingness of members to disclose their expense claims.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • She glanced at Aidan, and he could see the stubborn set of her jaw that he had not really noticed until yesterday, though it must have been there from the start, he supposed, recalling her unwillingness to accept his assistance, desperately as she had needed it.

    Slightly Married

  • Following diverse reporting in the media on statements issued by, amongst others, the Freedom Front, regarding the hunger strike of Mr Willem Ratte and in which my possible involvement in his release, or my so-called unwillingness to concede in this regard, were constantly mentioned, I wish to put the matter in perspective.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • What so quenching to prayer as the notion of unwillingness in the ear that hears!

    Unspoken Sermons Second Series

  • It is manifest that there is in man's nature a deep and settled unwillingness, which is the first and great est barrier to his salvation; an unwillingness not simply to be saved, that is, to be made everlastingly blessed this, as a mere end of their desires, all men long after -- but an unwillingness to be saved in the way of salvation which God has ordained.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • The discussion then turned heated as a member of the audience repeatedly peppered Garrett with questions about the propriety of Google's "so called unwillingness to fix and contribute the Android code to the mainline kernel," writes Rooney.

    LXer Linux News


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