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reluctant

Synonyms and Antonyms of reluctant

slow to begin or proceed with a course of action because of doubts or uncertainty

  • Iʼm reluctant to let you borrow my vintage CDs since you never give back anything I lend you
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Synonym Discussion of reluctant

disinclined, hesitant, reluctant, loath, averse mean lacking the will or desire to do something indicated. disinclined implies lack of taste for or inclination.
    • disinclined to move again
    • disinclined for reading
hesitant implies a holding back especially through fear or uncertainty.
    • hesitant about asking for a date
reluctant implies a holding back through unwillingness.
    • a reluctant witness
loath implies hesitancy because of conflict with one's opinions, predilections, or liking.
    • seems loath to trust anyone
averse implies a holding back from or avoiding because of distaste or repugnance.
    • averse to hard work
    • not averse to an occasional drink


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