Henry's reluctance to do anything full-bore romantically or work-wise ends up biting him in the ass.
“Women bring an interest in transparency and openness in government, and there may be a reluctance toward doing that,” says Walsh.
Mitt Romney has received negative attention from the press over his reluctance to release his tax returns.
Lloyd Grove talks to him about his chances—and Obama's reluctance to help.
Why the reluctance to reimpose Glass-Steagall protections, which worked so well for so long?
Overcoming something of reluctance, he took one of the packages from its place.
She waves him away to his duty, but other eyes note the reluctance.
He was even aroused with difficulty, and he resumed the oar with reluctance.
But there was no after-coldness or reluctance on the part of the good father.
But in this he failed, as some of the more worldly Extremists foresaw who obeyed him in this matter with reluctance.
1640s, "act of struggling against," from obsolete verb reluct "to struggle or rebel against" (1520s), from Latin reluctari "to struggle against, resist, make opposition," from re- "against" (see re-) + luctari "to struggle, wrestle," perhaps shares a common origin with Greek lygos "pliant twig," lygizein "to bend, twist," Old English locc "twist of hair" (see lock (n.2)). Meaning "unwillingness" is first attested 1660s. Related: Reluctancy (1620s.).