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synonyms for reluctantly

  • carefully
  • cautiously
  • hesitantly
  • unwillingly
  • warily
  • grudgingly
  • involuntarily
  • unenthusiastically
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How to use reluctantly in a sentence

If you cannot, Miss Manners reluctantly condones not answering, on the theory that business etiquette does not require responses to those calling — metaphorically, in this case — to sell you something.
MISS MANNERS: DOES AN ONLINE DATING REQUEST DESERVE A REPLY TO DECLINE?JUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
First, Facebook, Google and the rest have reluctantly embraced their role as our gatekeepers to information, and there’s likely no going back.
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Since my being home alone wasn’t a huge departure from my normal routine, my parents reluctantly agreed to let me stay home all day.
MAKING THE MOST OF PLAYING HOOKY FOR THE WORLD SERIESEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 25, 2020OZY
As a result we have reluctantly come to the difficult decision to wind down the business, return cash to our shareholders, and say goodbye to our colleagues with grace.
QUIBI IS OUT. BUT OTHER COMPANIES WILL STILL TRY TO BUILD IN ITS PLACELUCINDA SHENOCTOBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
Facebook’s threatThe social network spoke out saying that, if passed, it would “reluctantly” stop news sharing.
STATE OF PLAY: WHERE THE BATTLE WITH GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK TO PAY FOR NEWS IS HOTTESTLUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 7, 2020DIGIDAY
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
When this last shred of hope was gone, the Brigadier reluctantly gave the order to retreat.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The weapons, the most unusual weapons, we are reluctantly compelled to accept under protest.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
That is impossible—sahib—” and the words came reluctantly—“there are no boats on the river these days.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
On his return to Manila in February, 1903, he reluctantly took the required oath and was permitted to remain in the capital.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO RELUCTANTLY

  • cautiously
  • charily
  • circumspectly
  • daintily
  • delicately
  • discreetly
  • fastidiously
  • guardedly
  • hesitantly
  • reluctantly
  • safely
  • squeamishly
  • suspiciously
  • timidly
  • warily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.