reluct


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re·luct

 (rĭ-lŭkt′)
intr.v. re·luct·ed, re·luct·ing, re·lucts Archaic
To show reluctance or repugnance.

[Latin reluctārī : re-, re- + luctārī, to struggle.]

reluct

(rɪˈlʌkt)
vb (intr)
1. (often foll by against) to struggle or rebel
2. to object; show reluctance
[C16: from Latin reluctārī to resist, from re- + luctārī to struggle]

re•luct

(rɪˈlʌkt)

v.i.
to object; show reluctance.

reluct


Past participle: relucted
Gerund: relucting

Imperative
reluct
reluct
Present
I reluct
you reluct
he/she/it relucts
we reluct
you reluct
they reluct
Preterite
I relucted
you relucted
he/she/it relucted
we relucted
you relucted
they relucted
Present Continuous
I am relucting
you are relucting
he/she/it is relucting
we are relucting
you are relucting
they are relucting
Present Perfect
I have relucted
you have relucted
he/she/it has relucted
we have relucted
you have relucted
they have relucted
Past Continuous
I was relucting
you were relucting
he/she/it was relucting
we were relucting
you were relucting
they were relucting
Past Perfect
I had relucted
you had relucted
he/she/it had relucted
we had relucted
you had relucted
they had relucted
Future
I will reluct
you will reluct
he/she/it will reluct
we will reluct
you will reluct
they will reluct
Future Perfect
I will have relucted
you will have relucted
he/she/it will have relucted
we will have relucted
you will have relucted
they will have relucted
Future Continuous
I will be relucting
you will be relucting
he/she/it will be relucting
we will be relucting
you will be relucting
they will be relucting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been relucting
you have been relucting
he/she/it has been relucting
we have been relucting
you have been relucting
they have been relucting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been relucting
you will have been relucting
he/she/it will have been relucting
we will have been relucting
you will have been relucting
they will have been relucting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been relucting
you had been relucting
he/she/it had been relucting
we had been relucting
you had been relucting
they had been relucting
Conditional
I would reluct
you would reluct
he/she/it would reluct
we would reluct
you would reluct
they would reluct
Past Conditional
I would have relucted
you would have relucted
he/she/it would have relucted
we would have relucted
you would have relucted
they would have relucted
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The whole legal wrangle centred on subtleties in the Misuse of Drugs Act - and the Law Lords, headed by Lord Diplock - were reluct, ant to lett the criminals have back their "ill-gotten gains.
D'Souza's reticence, or perhaps confusion, should not be unexpected in this democratic, relativistic age, in which people are extremely reluct ant to impose their understanding of "the good" on others.