- to struggle (against something); rebel.
- to object; show reluctance.
Origin of reluct
Related Words for relucthorrify, sicken, offend, repulse, disgust, repel, rebuff, afflict, nauseate, affect, disturb, displease, revolt, bother, shock, upset, insult, irk, outrage, disenchant
Examples from the Web for reluct
Historical Examples of reluct
The first glance made us reluct at encountering in the outset the writer's formidable-looking preface.
Milton makes Adam reluct and wrangle, but it is easy to see he will succumb to his wife's persuasions.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
He was by nature highly passionate, but more apt to reluct at the excesses of it.Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions
- (often foll by against) to struggle or rebel
- to object; show reluctance