Definition of reluctance in English:


Line breaks: re|luc¦tance
Pronunciation: /rɪˈlʌkt(ə)ns


[mass noun]
1Unwillingness or disinclination to do something: she sensed his reluctance to continue
More example sentences
  • This may be because of misconceptions among patients and reluctance among patients to use inhalers.
  • She did so with reluctance certain that her urgent plea would go unanswered.
  • If the findings are accurate, our reluctance to travel by airplane is abating.
unwillingness, disinclination, lack of enthusiasm;
demurral, wavering, vacillation, foot-dragging, resistance;
doubts, second thoughts, scruples, qualms, pangs of conscience, misgivings
archaic disrelish
2 Physics The property of a magnetic circuit of opposing the passage of magnetic flux lines, equal to the ratio of the magnetomotive force to the magnetic flux.

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