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reluctantadjective

uk   /rɪˈlʌk.tənt/ 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   /rɪˈlʌk.tənt.li/ us   /rɪˈlʌk.tənt.li/
C1 She reluctantly agreed to step down as managing director.
(Definition of reluctant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reluctantadjective

us   /rɪˈlʌk·tənt/
not wanting to do something and therefore slow to do it: [+ to infinitive] She had trouble sleeping but was reluctant to take sleeping pills.
reluctance
noun [U] us   /rɪˈlʌk·təns/
The poll also showed a reluctance to accept higher taxes, particularly at the local level.
reluctantly
adverb us   /rɪˈlʌk·tənt·li/
He reluctantly resigned.
(Definition of reluctant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reluctant”
in Korean -하기를 꺼려하는…
in Arabic مُمانِع…
in Malaysian berat hati…
in French peu disposé à…
in Russian делающий что-либо неохотно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強的, 不情願的…
in Italian riluttante…
in Turkish isteksiz, gönülsüz, kerhen…
in Polish niechętny…
in Spanish reacio, renuente…
in Vietnamese miễn cưỡng…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 勉强的, 不情愿的…
in Indonesian enggan…
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“reluctant” in British English

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