Reluctant

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Definition

to be reluctant (to do something): to be unenthusiastic (about doing something)
verb, idiom
I'm reluctant to give you a raise. I don't think you deserve more money.

Examples

  • "When I showed that draft to Bruno, he was reluctant to even allow the cake."
  • "Delavigne's always been good to me, and I've been good to them. I'd like to continue that tradition, as reluctant as I am to do business with the French."
  • "Bruno : Hmm, I'm reluctant to leave Sydney."
  • "Certainly there are companies which have had success with this kind of initiative, however I am reluctant to set aside time for naps at this time."
  • "With energy prices high, consumers are also reluctant to make costly trips to the shopping mall."
  • "In order to prevent the transmission of diseases in the workplace, I have put in place a new initiative that will encourage people to wash their hands after using the bathroom. I am reluctant to reveal too much information regarding the protocol as it may compromise its effectiveness."

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