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RELUCTANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reluctant mean? 

RELUCTANT (adjective)
  The adjective RELUCTANT has 3 senses:

1. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
2. unwilling to become involved
3. not eager

  Familiarity information: RELUCTANT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELUCTANT (adjective)


Sense 1reluctant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

Synonyms:

loath; loth; reluctant

Context examples:

a reluctant smile / loath to admit a mistake / unwilling to face facts

Similar:

unwilling (not disposed or inclined toward)


Sense 2reluctant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unwilling to become involved

Context examples:

they were usually reluctant to socialize / reluctant to help

Similar:

disinclined (unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval)


Sense 3reluctant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not eager

Context examples:

foreigners stubbornly uneager to accept our ways / fresh from college and uneager for the moment to marry him / reluctant to help

Similar:

uneager (lacking interest or spirit or animation)


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