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Synonyms for reluctance
rɪˈlʌk tənsre·luc·tance

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  1. reluctance

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

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

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  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

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  1. reluctancenoun

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

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  1. reluctancenoun

    Synonyms:
    unwillingness, disinclination, aversion

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How to use reluctance in a sentence?

  1. Ravi Bhatia:

    There’s a cost, there’s been a lot of damage, you’ll have to rebuild. There is always a reluctance to invest unless you have security guaranteed.

  2. Cristian Maggio:

    As the macroeconomic environment deteriorates - and it will deteriorate as that is an unavoidable consquence of falling foreign direct investment and tourism - you will see more reluctance to invest in Turkish securities.

  3. The US diplomat:

    I think many countries' faith in the US as a reliable partner have been shaken by the damage President Donald Trump has done, not just to The US diplomat democracy and institutions, but to multilateral institutions as well, president Donald Trump still has two months in which President Donald Trump can inflict damage( even if temporary). And the reluctance to admit defeat and start a peaceful transfer of power is being noted with dismay by democratic allies and with barely concealed glee by countries like Russia, China, and Turkey.

  4. Dick Durbin:

    We hope they will join us in a bipartisan effort, they did on the imposition of sanctions despite reluctance from the White House. So, there is some sentiment on the Senate Republican Senate side against Vladimir Putin and maybe we'll see it again.

  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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