Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday March 2, 2013

reacio, adjective:
to be reluctant, to be unwilling

Reacio, reluctant, unwilling, is the opposite of dispuesto. You often use it with the preposition a and an infinitive:

Es reacio a aceptar la propuesta.
He’s reluctant to accept the suggestion.

El 40% de los usuarios es reacio a pagar más.
40% of users are unwilling to pay more.

When reacio a is followed by a noun, it can mean to be opposed to or to refuse to accept something.

¿Por qué los hombres son reacios al compromiso?
Why do men resist commitment? OR Why do men refuse to accept commitment?

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