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Reluctant

Meanings and phrases

reluctant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; loath; loth
  2. disinclined to become involved
  3. not eager

initially reluctant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Eva is initially reluctant but then agrees.
  • The Bain Capital team was initially reluctant to invest its capital.
  • She is initially reluctant but is encouraged by her mother to attend.

reluctant to accept

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Griswold was, at first, reluctant to accept the position.
  • Giovanni is reluctant to accept and leaves the offer open.
  • At first, he is reluctant to accept Cameryn as the assistant to the coroner.

reluctant to take

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Indigenous governments are reluctant to take on the ongoing costs involved.
  • Although initially reluctant to take the job, she and Frasier soon become good friends.
  • Municipal Utility companies are often reluctant to take on metering individual spaces for several reasons.

very reluctant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Though very reluctant and confused, Will agrees to give the new job a try.
  • At first, The Warrior is very reluctant to be partnered with the Battlepug.
  • A very reluctant Bobby initially refuses, but finally gives in and enters the casket.
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