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reluctantly

[ ri-luhk-tuhnt-lee ]
/ rɪˈlʌk tənt li /
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adverb
without really wanting to; unwillingly: I told her to take a break, just for one moment, and she reluctantly pulled away from her work.
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OTHER WORDS FROM reluctantly

half-re·luc·tant·ly, adverbun·re·luc·tant·ly, adverb
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