reluctant - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/rɪˈlʌktənt/
  1. not willing to do something
    reluctant to do something:

    She was reluctant to leave.

    1. a.
      used for describing someone who is doing something but does not really want to

      a reluctant convert/witness/guest

    2. b.
      used for describing a feeling that you have but you wish you did not have

      She felt a reluctant admiration for her opponent.

derived words

reluctance

 

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noun [uncountable]

Julia’s reluctance to join the party was a mystery.

reluctantly

 

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adverb