Synonyms for reluctantrɪˈlʌk tənt

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  1. loath, loth, reluctant(adj)

    unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

    Synonyms:
    loth(p), indisposed(p), loath, loath(p), averse(p), loth, antipathetic, antipathetical, reluctant

    Antonyms:
    eager, inclined(p), willing

  2. reluctant(adj)

    disinclined to become involved

    Synonyms:
    loth, loath

    Antonyms:
    willing, eager, inclined(p)

  3. reluctant(adj)

    not eager

    Synonyms:
    loth, loath

    Antonyms:
    eager, inclined(p), willing

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  1. reluctant(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    disinclined, unwilling

  2. reluctant(adjective)

    Opposing; offering resistance (to).

    Synonyms:
    unwilling, disinclined

  3. reluctant(adjective)

    Not wanting to take some action; unwilling.

    Synonyms:
    disinclined, unwilling

English Synonyms and AntonymsRate these synonyms:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. reluctant

    Reluctant (Latin re, back, and lucto, strive, struggle) signifies struggling against what one is urged or impelled to do, or is actually doing; averse (Latin a, from, and verto, turn) signifies turned away as with dislike or repugnance; loath (Anglo-Saxon lath, evil, hateful) signifies having a repugnance, disgust, or loathing for, tho the adjective loath is not so strong as the verb loathe. A dunce is always averse to study; a good student is disinclined to it when a fine morning tempts him out; he is indisposed to it in some hour of weariness. A man may be slow or backward in entering upon that to which he is by no means averse. A man is loath to believe evil of his friend, reluctant to speak of it, absolutely unwilling to use it to his injury. A legislator may be opposed to a certain measure, while not averse to what it aims to accomplish. Compare ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    averse, backward, disinclined, indisposed, loath, opposed, slow, unwilling

    Antonyms:
    desirous, disposed, eager, favorable, inclined, willing

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List of paraphrases:

unwilling, reticent, hesitant, loath, recalcitrant, resistant, refractory


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