AskDefine | Define reluctantly

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reluctantly adv : with reluctance

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  1. In a reluctant or hesitant manner.


in a reluctant manner

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

cautiously, circumspectly, crawlingly, creepingly, deliberately, dilatorily, easily, falteringly, gently, grudgingly, haltingly, idly, in low gear, in march time, in slow motion, in slow tempo, indolently, languidly, languorously, leisurely, limpingly, lingeringly, loiteringly, moderately, perfunctorily, pokily, pokingly, relaxedly, slow, slowly, sluggishly, sulkily, sullenly, tarryingly, tentatively, under easy sail, under protest, unhurriedly, with agonizing slowness, with deliberation, with dragging feet, with no heart
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