reluctance

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  • He has said in his first radio broadcast that the army has entered politics with reluctance.
  • A reluctance to eat horse meat is still common in these countries even today.
  • When construction began the next morning, the chief's reluctance was proved to be well-founded.
  • Nevertheless, it was recorded and released despite his reluctance about the sound.
  • This was due to his own reluctance in speaking about his past in his interviews.
  • In her letters she expressed fear and a reluctance to take as husband one of her servants.
  • There is a reluctance to talk about the subject in any great detail.
  • With more than a little reluctance, the producers agreed to make the change.
  • The only delays occurred when many men showed reluctance to leave until all the wounded had been taken off.
  • However, the band deliberately left the track off the album due to their reluctance to record it.
  • Finally the youngest son set out, over his father's reluctance.
  • Factors that can cause reluctance to attend school can be divided into four categories.
  • His reluctance to choose sides has meant that he has rarely been appointed to important city committees.
  • Celtic did not do particularly well during the war years, not helped by their reluctance to field guest players.
  • Some of his history has been unclear due to his reluctance to talk about his life in interviews.
  • But the traditional post-World War II reluctance to take a greater military role in the world remained.
  • She prepared to bring herself down like a hammer on her own delicate reluctances. Cited from The Judge, by Rebecca West
  • His reluctance was dismissed by the king, and he became prime minister at the age of forty-one.
  • And the board has with extreme reluctance accepted his decision.
  • Charlie states his reluctance to going back after two years and asks, concerned, whether they would leave him there.
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Words starting with reluctance

Meaning of reluctance

  • noun (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
  • noun A certain degree of unwillingness
    a reluctance to commit himself, his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition, after some hesitation he agreed