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reluct

[ri-luhkt] /rɪˈlʌkt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to struggle (against something); rebel.
2.
to object; show reluctance.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin reluctārī, equivalent to re- re- + luctārī to strive, struggle, wrestle
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Examples for reluct
  • The recovery, in wheat helped prices some, but buyers were reluct ant.
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reluct

/rɪˈlʌkt/
verb (intransitive) (archaic)
1.
(often foll by against) to struggle or rebel
2.
to object; show reluctance
Word Origin
C16: from Latin reluctārī to resist, from re- + luctārī to struggle
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