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"reluctance" in British English

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reluctancenoun [S or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈlʌk.təns/
an ​unwillingness to do something: I ​accepted his ​resignation with ​great reluctance. [+ to infinitive] Her reluctance totalk to the ​press was ​quiteunderstandable.

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(Definition of reluctance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reluctance”
in Arabic مُمانعة…
in Korean 마지못해 함…
in Portuguese relutância…
in Catalan desgana…
in Japanese 気が進まないこと, 不本意, 不承不承…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勉强, 不情愿…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強, 不情願…
in Italian riluttanza…
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