简明英汉词典

willy-nilly
[5wili5nili]
adv.
不管愿意不愿意, 乱糟糟地
adj.
不容分辨的, 犹豫不决的

美国传统词典[双解]

willy-nilly
wil.ly-nil.ly
AHD:[w1l”?-n1l“?]
D.J.[7wili86nili8]
K.K.[7w!li6n!li]
adv.(副词)

(1)

Whether desired or not:
强迫地:不管愿意不愿意:
After her boss fell sick, she willy-nilly found herself directing the project.
老板病后,不管她愿不愿意,都得指导这项工程

(2)

Without order or plan; haphazardly.
没有顺序地;乱糟糟地;杂乱地
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Being or occurring whether desired or not:
不管愿意不愿意的,无可奈何的:
willy-nilly cooperation.
无可奈何的合作

(2)

Disordered; haphazard:
无序的,杂乱的:
willy-nilly zoning laws.
杂乱的分区法规

语源
Alteration of will ye ( or he), nill ye ( or he) [be you (] or he) willing, be you ( or he) unwilling
will ye ( or he),nill ye ( 或者 he) [be you(] 或者 he)willing ,be you( 或者 he) unwilling

现代英汉词典

willy-nilly
[wIlI5nIlI]
adv.
不管愿意与否

现代英汉综合大辞典

willy-nilly
[5wili5nili]
adv.

(1)

不情愿地, 无可奈何地

(2)

杂乱无章地

词性变化

willy-nilly
[5wili5nili]
adj.

(1)

不管愿不愿意的, 强迫的

(2)

犹豫不决的, 拖延的

美国传统词典

willy-nilly
wil.ly-nil.ly
AHD:[w1l”?-n1l“?]
D.J.[7wili86nili8]
K.K.[7w!li6n!li]
adv.

(1)

Whether desired or not:
After her boss fell sick, she willy-nilly found herself directing the project.

(2)

Without order or plan; haphazardly.
adj.

(1)

Being or occurring whether desired or not:
willy-nilly cooperation.

(2)

Disordered; haphazard:
willy-nilly zoning laws.

语源
Alteration of will ye ( or he), nill ye ( or he) [be you (] or he) willing, be you ( or he) unwilling

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