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reluctant

Pronunciation: /rɪˈlʌktənt/

Translation of reluctant in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • reacio, renuente 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 reservasto be reluctant to + infinitive/infinitivo they 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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