Synonyms of reluctant in English:

reluctant

adjective

  • 1 when it came to trying something new, her parents were usually reluctant
    unwilling, disinclined, unenthusiastic, resistant, resisting, opposed; hesitant
    [Antonyms] willing eager
  • 2 a reluctant smile
    shy, bashful, coy, diffident, reserved, timid, timorous
    [Antonyms] eager
  • 3 he was reluctant to leave
    loath to, unwilling to, disinclined to, indisposed to; not in favor of, against, opposed to
    [Antonyms] willing eager
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