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"ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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