reluctance

Part of speech: noun

Unwillingness.

Part of speech: adverb

Reluctantly.

Part of speech: noun

Reluctancy.

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Usage examples "reluctance":

  1. I have constantly to attend sick- calls, and if one is absorbed in a book one experiences a certain reluctance in putting it aside. - "The Untilled Field", George Moore.
  2. Even her husband followed her lead, if he did it with reluctance, while the rest of us obeyed her with delight. - "The Jervaise Comedy", J. D. Beresford.
  3. She let him draw the ring off her hand with a mingled feeling of reluctance and relief. - "The Coast of Chance", Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain.