reluctance


reluctance
noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, deep, extreme, great, marked
a certain

I noticed a certain reluctance among the teachers.

clear, evident, obvious
apparent
initial
growing, increasing
continued, continuing
general
natural, understandable
VERB + RELUCTANCE
have
display, express, indicate, reflect, show

His designs indicate a reluctance to conform to fashion.

She showed considerable reluctance to leave.

pretend
overcome
notice, sense
understand

I can quite understand your reluctance to talk about what happened to you.

explain

These political tensions explain the reluctance of financiers to invest in the region.

PREPOSITION
with reluctance

With great reluctance, we have come to the decision to close the hospital.

reluctance by, reluctance on the part of

reluctance by insurers to keep paying out heavy claims


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  • Reluctance — Réluctance La réluctance permet de quantifier une propriété physique : l aptitude d un circuit magnétique à s opposer à sa pénétration par un champ magnétique. Cette grandeur a été créée par analogie avec la notion de résistance. L inverse… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • réluctance — [ relyktɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1904; angl. reluctance, du lat. reluctari « résister » ♦ Phys. Dans un circuit magnétique, Quotient de la force magnétomotrice par le flux associé. La réluctance est l équivalent magnétique de la résistance électrique. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Reluctance — Re*luc tance (r? l?k tans), Reluctancy Re*luc tan*cy ( tan s?), n. [See {Reluctant}.] 1. The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reluctance — I noun antipathy, averseness, aversion, coactus, deprecation, diffidence, disaffection, disapproval, disfavor, disinclination, dislike, dissent, distaste, doubt, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, invitus …   Law dictionary

  • reluctance — 1640s, act of struggling against, from obsolete verb reluct to struggle or rebel against (1520s), from L. reluctari to struggle against, from re against + luctari to struggle. Meaning unwillingness is first attested 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • reluctance — ► NOUN ▪ unwillingness or disinclination to do something …   English terms dictionary

  • reluctance — [ri luk′təns] n. 1. the fact or state of being reluctant; unwillingness 2. Rare opposition; revolt 3. Elec. the resistance offered to magnetic flux by a magnetic circuit, equal to the magnetomotive force divided by the magnetic flux: similar to… …   English World dictionary

  • Réluctance — La réluctance permet de quantifier une propriété physique : l aptitude d un circuit magnétique à s opposer à sa pénétration par un champ magnétique. Cette grandeur a été créée par analogie avec la notion de résistance. L inverse de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • reluctance — n. 1) to display, show reluctance 2) extreme, great reluctance 3) reluctance to + inf. (her reluctance to get involved was understandable) * * * [rɪ lʌktəns] great reluctance show reluctance extreme to display reluctance to + inf. (her reluctance …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reluctance — re|luc|tance [rıˈlʌktəns] n [singular, U] when someone is unwilling to do something, or when they do something slowly to show that they are not very willing ▪ Wells finally agreed, but with reluctance. reluctance to do sth ▪ a reluctance to share …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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