reluctant

Part of speech: adverb

Reluctantly.

Part of speech: noun

Reluctance.

Part of speech: adjective

Disinclined; unwilling.

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Usage examples "reluctant":

  1. She drew from the bank the fifty dollars his first picture had brought, and pressed it into his reluctant hands. - "The Sherrods", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet! - "Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1", 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", Robert W. Chambers.