Reluctance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlʌktəns|  American pronunciation of the word reluctance
Brit.  |rɪˈlʌkt(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word reluctance

noun

- (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
- a certain degree of unwillingness(syn: disinclination, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition)

a reluctance to commit himself

Examples

...the mice showed an odd reluctance to eat the cheese we had put out for them...

Her reluctance to get involved was understandable.

After much consideration and a great deal of reluctance we finally took this decision

Wells finally agreed, but with reluctance.

She has shown an unaccountable reluctance to accept their offer.

We entirely approve of his reluctance to be bracketed with a person of this sort.

We noted his reluctance to testify.

His reluctance to help could, in part, be explained by his poor eyesight.

He showed great reluctance to reveal his whereabouts.

Her recent divorce may explain her reluctance to date again

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