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English definition of “reluctance”

reluctance

noun [S or U] uk   /rɪˈlʌk.təns/ us  
an unwillingness to do something: I accepted his resignation with great reluctance. [+ to infinitive] Her reluctance to talk to the press was quite understandable.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of reluctance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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