Reluctant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈlʌktənt|  American pronunciation of the word reluctant
Brit.  |rɪˈlʌkt(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word reluctant

adjective

- unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom(syn: loath, loth)

a reluctant smile

- disinclined to become involved

they were usually reluctant to socialize
reluctant to help

- not eager

foreigners stubbornly reluctant to accept our ways
fresh from college and reluctant for the moment to marry him

Examples

We were reluctant to get involved.

He might agree but seems reluctant to admit it.

I was very reluctant to agree to their conditions, but I didn't really have much choice

They dragged the reluctant animal into the cage.

She gave a reluctant smile.

He was reluctant to talk about it.

Reluctantly, he agreed.

they were usually reluctant to socialize

foreigners stubbornly reluctant to accept our ways

fresh from college and reluctant for the moment to marry him

Some people are reluctant to reveal their ages.

The police have been reluctant to take their investigation any further.

We were reluctant to leave the relative safety of our hotel.

She has been reluctant to exercise her authority.

He was reluctant at first but finally consented.

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