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reluctance

noun

1 reluctance

physics Opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance).

Roget 616: dissuasion, dehortation, expostulation, remonstrance; deprecation etc. 766.    discouragement, damper, wet blanket; disillusionment, disenchantment.    cohibition ... show more

Dutch: magnetische weerstand, tegenzin



2 reluctance

A certain degree of unwillingness:
— A reluctance to commit himself.

synonyms: disinclination, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition.

Roget 603: unwillingness etc. adj.; indisposition, indisposedness; disinclination, aversation; nolleity, nolition; renitence, renitency; reluctance; indifference ... show more

Roget 867: dislike, distaste, disrelish, disinclination, displacency.    reluctance; backwardness etc. (unwillingness) 603.    repugnance, disgust, queasiness, ... show more

Dutch: afkeer, aversie, balorigheid, onwil, onwilligheid, tegenzin, weerzin


Moby thesaurus: antipathy, averseness, aversion, backwardness, capacitive reactance, cautiousness, challenge, circumspection, combative reaction, complaint, counteraction, creeping, cursoriness, defiance, deliberateness, deliberation, demur, disagreement, disinclination, dislike ... show more.

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