Meaning of いやいや in Japanese

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Definition of いやいや

  1. (adv, n) unwillingly; grudgingly; shaking head in refusal (to children)

    その命令に嫌々従う兵もいた。
    Some soldiers were reluctant to obey the commands.

  1. (adv, adj-no) reluctantly; by no means; unwillingly

    私はいやいやその仕事をした。
    I did the work against my will.

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