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reluct

[ ri-luhkt ]
/ rɪˈlʌkt /
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verb (used without object)
to struggle (against something); rebel.
to object; show reluctance.
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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
/ (rɪˈlʌkt) /

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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