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reluctance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reluctance

  1. a lack of willingness or desire to do or accept something <the mice showed an odd reluctance to eat the cheese we had put out for them> Synonyms disinclination, hesitance, hesitancy, reticence, unwillingness Related Words faltering, fence-sitting, hesitation, indecision, irresolution, shilly-shallying, staggering, vacillation, wavering, wobbling (also wabbling); distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty Near Antonyms assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety Antonyms inclination, willingness





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