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1. reluctant

adjective. ['rɪˈlʌktənt, riːˈlʌktənt'] unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom.

Synonyms

  • loth
  • unwilling

Antonyms

  • affirmative
  • happy
  • glad

Etymology

  • reluctans (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Reluctant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word reluctant


1. Adjective
Give your cat only a pinch of it at first because she may be reluctant to eat it.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Why was the Marine Corps reluctant to adopt the push-up instead of the pull-up and end this controversy?

Quotes containing the word reluctant


1. My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books.
- Jon Scieszka

2. The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
- Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

3. What we are reluctant to touch often seems the very fabric of our salvation.
- Don DeLillo

2. reluctant

adjective. ['rɪˈlʌktənt, riːˈlʌktənt'] disinclined to become involved.

Antonyms

  • voluntary

Etymology

  • reluctans (Latin)

3. reluctant

adjective. ['rɪˈlʌktənt, riːˈlʌktənt'] not eager.

Antonyms

  • compliant

Etymology

  • reluctans (Latin)
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