English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'reluctance'

(noun) 
Definition
unwillingness to do something
a reluctance to give official approval to the idea
Synonyms
unwillingness
their unwillingness to accept responsibility for mistakes
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dislike
The two women viewed each other with dislike and suspicion.
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loathing
She looked at him with loathing.
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distaste
He looked at her with distaste.
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aversion
Many people have an aversion to insects.
, , ,
disinclination
They are showing a disinclination to pursue these opportunities.
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repugnance
She felt a deep sense of repugnance.
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disrelish

Additional synonyms

in the sense of aversion
Definition
extreme dislike or disinclination
Many people have an aversion to insects.
in the sense of backwardness
in the sense of disinclination
They are showing a disinclination to pursue these opportunities.
Synonyms
lack of enthusiasm,
lack of desire,
hesitance,
loathness

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