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noun as in disinclination

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The laissez-faire approach of democratic governments, and their reluctance to rein in private companies at home, also plays out on the international stage.

The court’s reluctance to set rules beyond its opening two-week set of hearings indicates justices are hopeful about returning to in-person arguments.

For evidence, she cites both his reluctance to end the filibuster and his 2013 vote against Debo Adegbile, an attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to help lead the civil rights division of the Justice Department.

Still, education possibly remains the single biggest factor in the reluctance of Gen Zers to work as teenagers.

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Teacher reluctance is being met with a barrage of pushback from parents who are seeing their children’s academic and social lives atrophy and need child care in order to work.

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Bane said this is the real reason for SIGAR reluctance to let the Shadman case go.

For five weeks I forced myself to sit at my house table, figuring that my reluctance was a residue of my introversion.

Perhaps his reluctance stems from the fact that he has only tenuous connections to Hungary these days.

And that suggests these attacks were such that the victims were driven to overcome the usual reluctance to file a report.

Though I had some initial reluctance, I am resolved to offer it to patients who might benefit from it.

But it was with sullen reluctance; and mutterings were to be heard, on all sides, that the time would come yet.

Dread, together with a certain sense of moral reluctance, departed, and she began to enjoy the adventure at last.

The reluctance to welcome translations is really reluctance to welcome poems which do not find their way to the heart.

The other acknowledged the fact with some degree of reluctance, and explained, with many "buts" as an excuse in extenuation.

The fingers which touched Peter's arm brushed his hand, and were withdrawn as though with reluctance.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reluctance, such as: hesitancy, hesitation, objection, unwillingness, doubt, and qualm.

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