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Reluctant to proceed due to doubts or uncertainty
“Anyone who has had a bad experience will be reluctant to return.”
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Hesitant or offering some resistance
“The answer did not fully satisfy the young woman, but she nodded in reluctant acceptance.”
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Timid or reserved in nature
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“Sue gave Hansel a reluctant smile as he waved at her.”
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Using, exercising or showing caution
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Lacking in enthusiasm or energy
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Unwilling to do something
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Done against someone's will
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Refusing to proceed or cooperate
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Not able to be resolved or settled
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Antagonistic or hostile
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Cowardly or lacking in courage
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