Reluctantly - definition, transcription

Amer.  |rəˈləktəntli|
Brit.  |rɪˈlʌktəntli|

adverb

- with reluctance

Examples

We were reluctant to get involved.

He might agree but seems reluctant to admit it.

...she reluctantly ceded her position as leader...

...the man reluctantly held out his wrists so the policeman could snap on handcuffs...

...having outstretched our lunch break beyond all reason, we reluctantly headed back to work...

...pitiless taskmaster that he was, Ebenezer Scrooge only reluctantly let his ill-paid clerk have Christmas Day off...

We have reluctantly decided to close the factory.

Her father reluctantly consented to the marriage.

Chris went with her, albeit reluctantly.

Carrie smelled coffee and her eyes opened reluctantly.

Reluctantly, he agreed.

Reluctantly, they put the family home up for sale (=made it available to be bought).

they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns

he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment

'We're not married, not really married,' she said, and slowly, reluctantly, disjointedly it came out

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