- 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/infinitivothey 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 sillaMore 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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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.