Reluctant to help.
A reluctant answer.
An example of reluctant is a dog that doesn’t want to go out in the rain for a walk.
Origin of reluctant
- Latin reluctāns reluctant- present participle of reluctārī to reluct reluct
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin reluctans, present participle of reluctare, reluctari (“to struggle against, oppose, resist"), from re- (“back") + luctari (“to struggle").