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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - With unwillingness.

Usage examples (38)
  • Adjective : a reluctant candidate
  • I use the term reluctantly but truly -- it is rebellion! rebellion against the noblest government man ever framed for his own benefit and for the benefit of the world.
  • He looked puzzled, wary, at this apparent change of topic, but he said, drawing out the word reluctantly, “Yes.”
  • "He's just dear," said Norah, parting reluctantly from the huge swaying brute and giving him a final pat as she went. for more
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