Definition of 'reluctance'
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Was that a reluctance to show off?Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2010) Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
But he was careful not to show his reluctance to do so.DISRAELI: A Personal History (2004)
The vast majority of those who consult divorce lawyers do so with great reluctance and much trepidation and sadness.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He showed a reluctance to shoot.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
With great reluctance, if at all.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Similarly, there has been great reluctance to extend a positive discrimination approach to disadvantaged ethnic minorities.Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)
What is genuinely shocking in the programme is the apparent reluctance of some of the doctors and nurses to address the issue of cleanliness.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They did, despite initial reluctance.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
In a country whose history is so littered with real conspiracies, it is second nature to accept anything at face value with extreme reluctance.BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)
While there is initial reluctance, after a while pupils tell their teachers it's their favourite day of the week.The Sun (2015)
Perhaps she has been saddled with debts from a previous partner (which might explain her reluctance to share financial matters).Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I did not know that to be a fact, but it seemed a reasonable explanation of their apparent reluctance so far in coming out to attack us.ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)
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Definition of reluctance from the Collins English Dictionary