- 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
Bradon showed some reluctance as inched to the end of the diving board 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 state of being reluctant; unwillingness.
- Physics A measure of the opposition to magnetic flux, analogous to electric resistance.
(countable and uncountable, plural reluctances)
- With some reluctance, mostly from Martha this time, we agreed.
- He tossed in a hint of reluctance, just for good measure.
- There was evidence of her reluctance to discuss some element of the accident.
- She skipped back to the jeep, her earlier reluctance nowhere in evidence.
- Brady followed with reluctance, intrigued to meet the woman whose voice had kept him company for several long weeks.