Related formspre·re·luc·tance, noun
Examples from the Web for reluctance
For five weeks I forced myself to sit at my house table, figuring that my reluctance was a residue of my introversion.
Perhaps his reluctance stems from the fact that he has only tenuous connections to Hungary these days.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust|Daniel Genis|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, Lauer even ended up with a character arc of his own, involving his reluctance to utter the word “sharknado.”‘Sharknado 2’ in Winter: Has the Franchise Jumped the Shark?|Jason Lynch|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Too, the Moravians, despite their reluctance to bear arms, were pleased to be part of the new country, now that it was at peace.The First Americans to Observe the 4th Were Moravian Pacifists|Linda C. Brinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the mixed reaction to the finale of Lost, did you feel some reluctance to return to the arena of television?From ‘Lost’ to The Rapture: Creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta on HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’|Marlow Stern|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As it was, he reflected with satisfaction, he had shown exactly the right kind of reluctance.Lords of the World|Alfred John Church
Margaret noticed his reluctance to go contending with a sense of what he owed to propriety.The Mark Of Cain|Andrew Lang
At last there was nothing left to do but to leave the mansion, which Mr. Bartlett did with reluctance.Randy of the River|Horatio Alger Jr.
Looking back upon my condition, I see that my reluctance was justified.The Blind Mother and The Last Confession|Hall Caine
The two stepped within, Cleg being ashamed to show any further feelings of reluctance to trust his benefactor.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett