Reluctant synonyms

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Not inclined; having a disinclination; being
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Not willing; hesitant or loath:
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The definition of willing is agreeable do something.
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Tending to hesitate, wait, or proceed with caution or reservation.
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The definition of loath is someone or something unwilling or reluctant.
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(Colloquial) regretful, sorry
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Causing or feeling discomfort; uneasy
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Turned away or backward.
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Imposed by force; involuntary:
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Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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Mildly ill.
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(Cricket) Further behind the batsman's popping crease than something else.
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That which is not affected or overcome by a disease, drug, chemical or atmospheric agent, extreme of temperature, etc..
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The definition of eager is ready and impatient to do something.
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Having a preference, disposition, or tendency:
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Hanging back; loitering.
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(Now Rare) Not energetic; languid
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Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended.
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Reluctant; unwilling.
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Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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Suspicious or distrustful; wary:
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Difficult to deal with or to operate.
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Having or showing enthusiasm; ardent
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(UK, rare) Alternative form of loath.
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Excessively fastidious or scrupulous.
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Not under conscious control. Most of the biological processes in animals that are vital to life, such as contraction of the heart, blood flow, breathing, and digestion, are involuntary and controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
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Mentally disposed; willing:
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Anxious is defined as someone who feels uneasy or excessively nervous.
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Showing or practicing caution; careful.
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The definition of chary is a person who does not take chances or is not very giving.
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Synonym Study

  • Averse suggests a sustained, although not extreme, disinclination not averse to borrowing money
  • Loath suggests strong disinclination or a decided unwillingness I am loath to depart
  • Hesitant implies a refraining from action, as because of fear, indecision, or doubts don't be hesitant about asking this favor
  • Disinclined suggests a lack of desire for something, as because it fails to suit one's taste or because one disapproves of it I feel disinclined to argue
  • Reluctant implies an unwillingness to do something, as because of distaste or irresolution I was reluctant to join
Find another word for reluctant. In this page you can discover 44 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for reluctant, like: disinclined, unwilling, willing, hesitant, loath, afraid, wary, hanging back, uncertain, queasy and averse.