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reluctance

re·luc·tance

reluctance

 
 
pronunciation:
rih luhk tns
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state of unwillingness or disinclination, often arising from uncertainty or doubt.
Her reluctance to fly keeps her from seeing her family.
similar words:
difficulty
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derivation: reluctancy (n.)
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