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Definition of Reluctant

Reluctant

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

Reluctant Quotations

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

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

Some taxpayers may object to a print journalism bailout on the grounds that it mostly benefits the liberal elite. And we can't blame taxpayers for being reluctant to subsidize the reportorial careers of J-school twerps who should have joined the Peace Corps and gone to Africa to 'speak truth to power' to Robert Mugabe.
P. J. O'Rourke

Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace.
Reinhold Niebuhr

I suppose I am reluctant about being any sort of 'star' and I didn't particularly want to be portrayed as one.
Brian Eno
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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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