Re·luc·tance Re·luc·tan·cy n.
1. The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; -- often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly sometimes by against. “Tempering the severity of his looks with a reluctance to the action.”
Syn: See Dislike.
He had some reluctance to obey the summons. --Sir W. Scott.
Bear witness, Heaven, with what reluctancy
Her helpless innocence I doom to die. --Dryden.
2. Elec. Magnetic resistance, being equal to the ratio of magnetomotive force to magnetic flux.
n 1: (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric
2: a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit
himself"; "after some hesitation he agreed" [syn: hesitancy,
hesitation, disinclination, indisposition]