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American English: /rəˈləktənt/
British English: /rɪˈlʌkt(ə)nt/

Translation of reluctant in Spanish:


  • he's a reluctant teetotaler/vegetarian
    es abstemio/vegetariano a su pesar or a regañadientes
    they gave their reluctant consent to the proposal
    accedieron a la propuesta con grandes reservas
    to be reluctant to + infinitivethey were reluctant to admit they had been wrong
    les costaba admitir que se habían equivocado
    she seemed very reluctant to tell us what had happened
    parecía muy reacia or renuente a decirnos qué había pasado
    no parecía muy dispuesta a decirnos qué había pasado
    I'm reluctant to sell this chair
    me resisto a deshacerme de esta silla
    Example sentences
    • 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?

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