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reluctant División en sílabas: re·luc·tant
Pronunciación: /rəˈləktənt/

Definición de reluctant en inglés:


Unwilling and hesitant; disinclined: [with infinitive]: she seemed reluctant to discuss the matter
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There are a lot of people, though, who would be very reluctant to let our traditional flag go.
  • But people appear increasingly reluctant to intervene in public places.
  • What on earth could be in our files that made them so reluctant to give us access?
unwilling, disinclined, unenthusiastic, resistant, resisting, opposed;
shy, bashful, coy, diffident, reserved, timid, timorous
loath to, unwilling to, disinclined to, indisposed to;
not in favor of, against, opposed to


Mid 17th century (in the sense 'writhing, offering opposition'): from Latin reluctant- 'struggling against', from the verb reluctari, from re- (expressing intensive force) + luctari 'to struggle'.

  • This is a word that has lost much of its strength. The early sense was ‘writhing, offering opposition’ as in Milton's Paradise Lost: ‘Down he fell A Monstrous Serpent on his Belly prone, Reluctant, but in vain’ (1667). It is from Latin reluctari ‘struggle against’.

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