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reluctant

adjective uk   us   /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.
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reluctantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
C1 She reluctantly agreed to step down as managing director.
Translations of “reluctant”
in Arabic مُمانِع…
in Korean -하기를 꺼려하는…
in Malaysian berat hati…
in French peu disposé à…
in Turkish isteksiz, gönülsüz, kerhen…
in Italian riluttante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強的, 不情願的…
in Russian делающий что-либо неохотно…
in Polish niechętny…
in Vietnamese miễn cưỡng…
in Spanish renuente, reacio…
in Portuguese relutante…
in Thai ไม่เต็มใจ…
in German widerstrebend…
in Catalan refractari…
in Japanese ~したくない, 気が進まない…
in Indonesian enggan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勉强的, 不情愿的…
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