Bradon showed some reluctance as he jumped off the diving board into the pool even though his father was waiting to catch him.
When you really don't want to go out in the rain, this is an example of reluctance.
- the fact or state of being reluctant; unwillingness
- Rare opposition; revolt
- Elec. the resistance offered to magnetic flux by a magnetic circuit, equal to the magnetomotive force divided by the magnetic flux: similar to the resistance in an electric circuit
- The state of being reluctant; unwillingness.
- Physics A measure of the opposition to magnetic flux, analogous to electric resistance.
(countable and uncountable, plural reluctances)