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Synonyms for reluctance
rɪˈlʌk tənsre·luc·tance

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reluctance

    Synonyms:
    aversion, repugnance, unwillingness, dislike, regret, misgiving

    Antonyms:
    desire, readiness, willingness, promptitude, alacrity, welcome, forwardness, eagerness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reluctancenoun

    (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)

    Synonyms:
    hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition, disinclination

  2. reluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indispositionnoun

    a certain degree of unwillingness

    "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"

    Synonyms:
    disinclination, hesitance, hesitation, falter, wavering, indisposition, faltering, vacillation, waver, hesitancy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reluctancenoun

    Synonyms:
    repugnance, unwillingness, aversion, dislike, disinclination, grudging

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reluctancenoun

    Synonyms:
    unwillingness, disinclination, aversion

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How to use reluctance in a sentence?

  1. Conrad DeQuadros:

    It takes two to tango and the problem with job creation would appear to be a reluctance to supply labor, not a diminishment of demand, and we would love to hear the economic theory that explains how continued Fed bond purchases encourage workers to return to work.

  2. James Ferstle:

    Unless you have a precedent, cases that have met the challenge of getting through a legal battle, there is often a reluctance to prosecute a case where the science shows a doping violation but the law may not allow a sanction to be imposed for that offense.

  3. Anand Menon:

    If there is no-deal then there is a real danger of both sides spiraling downwards and blaming one another, possibly ending in a nasty standoff, we saw during the early days of the pandemic the UK's reluctance to work with the EU in key areas. How bad could that get if talks end in October, then the virus surges in November?

  4. Douglas Macgregor:

    People were not terribly happy about having to fight the second [ war ]. There was certainly no support for fighting Nazi Germany during the Second World War. There was obviously for fighting the Japanese because Japan made the serious mistake of attacking us, but there was, there was great reluctance to be involved in these wars.

  5. Michael Lettieri:

    The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous.

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