Definition of 'reluctant'
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He has always been a lot less reluctant than people think to take on more work. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One mum said her son was reluctant to talk about the task. The Sun (2016)He has always been a lot less reluctant than people think to take on more work and this phase of his life. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Given that he had found safety, he was reluctant to take his chances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am reluctant to give up on this relationship. The Sun (2016)You may be reluctant to join a sociable dance class at first, but it could lead to a love meeting. The Sun (2016)For years, the top brands have been reluctant to give him their best lines for fear they will be aggressively discounted or displayed in shabby environments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A chief executive may be reluctant to take on the challenge if they feel Mr Tata will be constantly looking over their shoulder. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once people have the cash in their hand, or know it is already in their bank account, they are more reluctant to let go of it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The police will be reluctant to get involved. The Sun (2008)Many savers are reluctant to give up the security of cash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The perceived link with body odour means that sufferers may be reluctant to seek help. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can also get the most reluctant people to share the work at home. The Sun (2007)They will be reluctant to let go of the extra battalion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The governor is not reluctant to take credit where possible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The police are reluctant to talk about witness evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The police appeared reluctant to take on such a large number of protesters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many head teachers and school governors will be reluctant to give ground. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If she has had unpleasant handling or unsuccessful treatment she may be reluctant to try again. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Some people might be reluctant to interact with me. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Like many of his generation he was reluctant to talk about his wartime service. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No wonder the police were reluctant to advertise their failing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He seemed reluctant to give the envelope up. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)No wonder many people are reluctant to go to mainstream physicians. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)But successful and powerful incumbents are notoriously reluctant to let go. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But she is reluctant to talk it up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He admitted to being reluctant to confront police or risk violence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many disabled people are still reluctant to report antisocial behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2011)People may also be reluctant to join a union for fear that it will damage their job prospects. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It seemed to confirm the suspicion that he is more reluctant to take on public engagements than she is. The Sun (2012)They have different jobs now, jobs they are reluctant to give up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If others remain reluctant, you may have to go it on your own. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Venice, which was not alone in this, was reluctant to take sides. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)
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Translations for 'reluctant'
British English: reluctant /rɪˈlʌktənt/ ADJECTIVE
If you are reluctant to do something, you do not really want to do it.
He was reluctant to ask for help.
- American English: reluctant
- Arabic: مـُمَانِع
- Brazilian Portuguese: relutante
- Chinese: 勉强的
- Croatian: nesklon
- Czech: neochotný
- Danish: modvillig
- Dutch: onwillig
- European Spanish: reacio
- Finnish: vastahakoinen
- French: réticent
- German: widerwillig
- Greek: απρόθυμος
- Italian: riluttante
- Japanese: いやいやながらの
- Korean: 마음이 내키지 않는
- Norwegian: motvillig
- Polish: niechętny
- European Portuguese: relutante
- Romanian: reticent
- Russian: неохотный
- Spanish: reacio
- Swedish: motvillig
- Thai: ไม่เต็มใจ
- Turkish: gönülsüz
- Ukrainian: неохочий
- Vietnamese: miễn cưỡng
Definition of reluctant from the Collins English Dictionary
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