If the adjective reluctant applies to you, it means that you are undergoing some inner struggle and are unwilling or unable to decide.
Origin: The word reluctant comes from the Latin reluctantem, which means "to struggle against." These days reluctant means “unwilling.” If you’re reluctant to dance to a terrible song, you’re unwilling to shake your booty, and you might even have to struggle against your friends who try to get you on the dance floor. You might offer them a reluctant smile instead (and hope it doesn’t look like a grimace).
- Many parents feel reluctant to talk openly with their children.
- She persuaded her reluctant husband to take a trip to Florida with her.
- We are reluctant to reduce the price further without better evidence that it would do any good.
- So far, unemployed people in the UK have proven reluctant to take on these jobs.
- I reluctantly decided to skip a drive to the beach for the day.
- If you are reluctant to do something, you are unwilling to do it and hesitate before doing it, or do it slowly and without enthusiasm.
- Ministers have shown extreme reluctance to explain their position to the media.
- My teacher was reluctant to accept my thesis since I delivered it after the deadline.
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