“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.
“The reason it took four weeks was because of her reluctance and her doubt,” the husband says.
It's not unknown for military professionals to question their civilian bosses' reluctance to use force.
Overcoming something of reluctance, he took one of the packages from its place.
Therefore my reluctance to be driven from my place of usefulness.
He was even aroused with difficulty, and he resumed the oar with reluctance.
Only, the cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and a pretence of reluctance.
But in this he failed, as some of the more worldly Extremists foresaw who obeyed him in this matter with reluctance.
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.).