Examples of reluctance in a Sentence
the mice showed an odd reluctance to eat the cheese we had put out for them
Recent Examples of reluctance from the Web
Earlier surveys of Americans (here and here) have found a reluctance to support human genome editing, with many respondents expressing ethical and other concerns about such intentional tinkering.
Holcomb justified his reluctance to discuss the amount of funding the state stood to lose, noting that many of the plans — including the most recent ones in the Senate — seemed to be in constant flux.
This reluctance is rooted in the regulations imposed after the last crisis, which require banks to hold more capital.
After Russia investigations were bogged down by a lack of evidence admissible in court, and by a reluctance among Republicans to take down their president, Democrats concentrated their attacks on the president’s populist pledges.
Vanity Fair: Was there much reluctance on either of their parts to go anywhere or even just to give you access to begin with?
This reluctance may have hurt her in the general election three days later.
But Trump has expressed growing irritation at Beijing's reluctance to tighten the screw on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.
But officials say frustration has grown in the White House with China's reluctance to tighten the screws on Pyongyang as much as Washington would have liked.
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First Known Use of reluctance
Synonymsdisinclination, hesitance, hesitancy, reticence, unwillingness
Related Wordsfaltering, 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 Antonymsassurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety
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