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English definition of “reluctant”

reluctant

adjective     /rɪˈlʌk.tənt/
C1 not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it: [+ to infinitive] I was having such a good time I was reluctant to leave . Many parents feel reluctant to talk openly with their children . She persuaded her reluctant husband to take a trip to Florida with her.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm reluctantly     /-li/ adverb C1 She reluctantly agreed to step down as managing director .Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
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