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view main entry for reluctantadjective  /rɪˈlʌktənt/
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   noun [uncountable]
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American English pronunciation: reluctantlyClick to listen to the pronunciation of reluctantly

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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