What does the word reluctance mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Unwillingness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Reluctancy.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Reluctantly.

Usage examples for reluctance

  1. Even her husband followed her lead, if he did it with reluctance, while the rest of us obeyed her with delight. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  2. She let him draw the ring off her hand with a mingled feeling of reluctance and relief. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain