Reluctant

Definition of Reluctant

Re`luc´tant   Pronunciation: ~tant
a.1.Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth.
Reluctant, but in vain.
- Milton.
Reluctant now I touched the trembling string.
- Tickell.
2.Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience.

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