Definition of reluctantly
- The quiet resolution in his voice penetrated her racing thoughts. Reluctantly she gave him a corner of her attention.
- —Elizabeth George Speare
- He is about to release 'Thriller,' and today he's agreed, reluctantly, to sit for the Rolling Stone cover.
- —Gerri Hirshey
- Kirsti had gone to bed reluctantly, complaining that she wanted to stay up with the others, that she was grownup enough, … that it wasn't fair.
- —Lois Lowry