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synonyms for reluctancy

  • anxiety
  • caution
  • censor
  • compunction
  • conscience
  • demur
  • difficulty
  • faltering
  • hesitancy
  • hesitation
  • pause
  • perplexity
  • qualm
  • reconsideration
  • reluctance
  • squeamishness
  • superego
  • twinge
  • uneasiness
  • second thought
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antonyms for reluctancy

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  • calmness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • peace
  • tranquility
  • ignorance
  • negligence
  • unconcern
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How to use reluctancy in a sentence

Or he may deprive himself of some lesser advantages in life by his reluctancy in putting himself forward.
MARTINE'S HAND-BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND GUIDE TO TRUE POLITENESSARTHUR MARTINE
His letter, however, showed his half-hidden reluctancy towards giving up the faithful old dog.
BOUND TO SUCCEEDALLEN CHAPMAN
The water-lily closes, but With wonderful reluctancy; As if it troubled her to shut Her door of welcome to the bee.
TRANSLATIONS OF SHAKUNTALA AND OTHER WORKSKALIDASA
A biographer records her death from smallpox when twenty-five years old, "to the unspeakable reluctancy of her relatives."
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
Hiding his reluctancy, Cooper left his seat and advanced toward the doorway.
THE SUBSTITUTE PRISONERMAX MARCIN
With much reluctancy the governor signed it, and thereby put the power of war and peace into Bacon's hands.
THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, IN FOUR PARTSROBERT BEVERLEY
But oh, with what reluctancy did I feel myself obliged to consume time in sleep!
THE PALM TREE BLESSINGW. E. SHEPARD
The two men bowed, Richard with reluctancy, the Captain with easy bonhomie.
THE BLACK MOTHGEORGETTE HEYER
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WORDS RELATED TO RELUCTANCY

  • anxiety
  • caution
  • censor
  • compunction
  • conscience
  • demur
  • difficulty
  • faltering
  • hesitancy
  • hesitation
  • pause
  • perplexity
  • qualm
  • reconsideration
  • reluctance
  • reluctancy
  • second thought
  • squeamishness
  • superego
  • twinge
  • uneasiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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