reluct

[ri-luhkt]

verb (used without object)

to struggle (against something); rebel.
to object; show reluctance.

Nearby words

  1. relocate,
  2. relocation,
  3. relocation costs,
  4. relocator,
  5. relucent,
  6. reluctance,
  7. reluctant,
  8. reluctate,
  9. reluctivity,
  10. relume

Origin of reluct

1520–30; < Latin reluctārī, equivalent to re- re- + luctārī to strive, struggle, wrestle

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British Dictionary definitions for reluct

reluct

verb (intr) archaic

(often foll by against) to struggle or rebel
to object; show reluctance

Word Origin for reluct

C16: from Latin reluctārī to resist, from re- + luctārī to struggle

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