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Definition of Reluctant


  1. Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth.
  2. Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience.

Reluctant Quotations

Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition - even to close family, friends or co-workers - because there's still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll.
Lynda Resnick

People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.
Paulo Coelho

It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Motown was about music for all people - white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.
Berry Gordy

I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets. Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs.
Gordon Cooper
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Reluctant Translations

reluctant in German is widerwillig
reluctant in Spanish is renuente
reluctant in Swedish is motvillig
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