What does RELUCTANT mean?

Definitions for RELUCTANT
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loath, loth, reluctant(adj)

    unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

    "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"

  2. reluctant(adj)

    disinclined to become involved

    "they were usually reluctant to socialize"; "reluctant to help"

  3. reluctant(adj)

    not eager

    "foreigners stubbornly reluctant to accept our ways"; "fresh from college and reluctant for the moment to marry him"

Wiktionary

  1. reluctant(Adjective)

    Opposing; offering resistance (to).

  2. reluctant(Adjective)

    Not wanting to take some action; unwilling.

    She was reluctant to lend him the money

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reluctant(adj)

    striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth

  2. Reluctant(adj)

    proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reluctant

    rē-luk′tant, adj. struggling or striving against: unwilling: disinclined.—v.i. Rēluct′, to make resistance.—ns. Reluc′tance, Reluc′tancy, state of being reluctant: unwillingness.—adv. Reluc′tantly.—v.i. Reluc′tāte, to be reluctant.—n. Reluctā′tion, repugnance. [L. reluctans, -antis, pr.p. of reluctārire-, against, luctāri, to struggle.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RELUCTANT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4395

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'RELUCTANT' in Adjectives Frequency: #595

How to pronounce RELUCTANT?

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How to say RELUCTANT in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RELUCTANT in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RELUCTANT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of RELUCTANT in a Sentence

  1. Jack Nerad:

    I think Kelley Blue Book’s a differentiator for people. For an individual who’s on the brink of buying a new car, if one of the vehicles they’re looking at has it and one does n’t, I ’d be reluctant to buy that car, if you don’t have your smartphone with you, it’s like your soul is gone.

  2. Mark Sawyer:

    It will be a couple of years before M&A comes back, as traditional lenders and equity capital markets get more cautious and more reluctant to invest, then they of course create a vacuum.

  3. Edward Snowden:

    When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant, i'm grateful that I allowed her to persuade me. The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received.

  4. Rob Byrnes:

    Some customers are apparently reluctant to come to the area, and cabs seem to be avoiding it as well, traveling north on Park Avenue instead.

  5. Matthias Kiener:

    Sometimes the due diligence is not done. That might be because many charities are founded on the principle of trust. An NGO might be reluctant to ask tough questions of some of those it employs.

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