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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·luc·tant /rɪˈlʌktənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·luc·tant a.
 1. Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth.
    Reluctant, but in vain.   --Milton.
    Reluctant now I touched the trembling string.   --Tickell.
 2. Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience.
 Syn: -- Averse; unwilling; loth; disinclined; repugnant; backward; coy. See Averse.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a
             reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake";
             "unwilling to face facts" [syn: loath, loth]
      2: unwilling to become involved; "they were usually reluctant
         to socialize"; "reluctant to help"
      3: not eager; "foreigners stubbornly uneager to accept our
         ways"; "fresh from college and uneager for the moment to
         marry him"; "reluctant to help"