“Women bring an interest in transparency and openness in government, and there may be a reluctance toward doing that,” says Walsh.
Lloyd Grove talks to him about his chances—and Obama's reluctance to help.
I understand the reluctance to dive into a divisive debate even before the bodies are counted.
1640s, "act of struggling against," from obsolete verb reluct "to struggle or rebel against" (1520s), from Latin reluctari "to struggle against, resist, make opposition," from re- "against" (see re-) + luctari "to struggle, wrestle," perhaps shares a common origin with Greek lygos "pliant twig," lygizein "to bend, twist," Old English locc "twist of hair" (see lock (n.2)). Meaning "unwillingness" is first attested 1660s. Related: Reluctancy (1620s.).