What does the word reluctant mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Reluctantly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Disinclined; unwilling.

Usage examples for reluctant

  1. She drew from the bank the fifty dollars his first picture had brought, and pressed it into his reluctant hands. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet! – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  3. You see, he admitted with reluctant honesty, I'm young at it yet- I haven't had very much of my stuff in magazines yet. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers