reluctance


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re·luc·tance

 (rĭ-lŭk′təns) also re·luc·tan·cy (-tən-sē)
n.
1. The state of being reluctant; unwillingness.
2. Physics A measure of the opposition to magnetic flux, analogous to electric resistance.

reluctance

(rɪˈlʌktəns) or less commonly

reluctancy

n
1. lack of eagerness or willingness; disinclination
2. (General Physics) physics a measure of the resistance of a closed magnetic circuit to a magnetic flux, equal to the ratio of the magnetomotive force to the magnetic flux

re•luc•tance

(rɪˈlʌk təns)

also re•luc′tan•cy,



n.
1. the state or quality of being reluctant; unwillingness; disinclination.
2. the resistance to magnetic flux offered by a magnetic circuit.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reluctance - (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)reluctance - (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
2.reluctance - a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"
sloth, slothfulness - a disinclination to work or exert yourself
involuntariness, unwillingness - the trait of being unwilling; "his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made"; "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

reluctance

noun unwillingness, dislike, loathing, distaste, aversion, backwardness, hesitancy, disinclination, repugnance, indisposition, disrelish a reluctance to give official approval to the idea

reluctance

noun
The state of not being disposed or inclined:
Translations
تَرَدُّد
váhání
uvilje
haluttomuus
tregîa
magnetische weerstandtegenzin
odpor
gönülsüzlükisteksizlik

reluctance

[rɪˈlʌktəns] Nreticencia f, renuencia f (frm)
her reluctance to allow it was understandableera comprensible que se mostrase reacia or reticente a permitirlosu reticencia or (frm) renuencia a permitirlo era comprensible
to show reluctance (to do sth)mostrarse reacio or reticente or (frm) renuente (a hacer algo), mostrar reticencia or (frm) renuencia (a hacer algo)
with reluctancecon reticencia, a regañadientes
to make a show of reluctanceaparentar reticencia, aparentar estar reticente

reluctance

[rɪˈlʌktəns] nrépugnance f
reluctance to do sth → répugnance à faire qch

reluctance

n
Widerwillen m, → Abneigung f; to do something with reluctanceetw widerwillig or ungern tun; to make a show of reluctancesich widerwillig geben

reluctance

[rɪˈlʌktns] nriluttanza

reluctant

(rəˈlaktənt) adjective
unwilling. He was reluctant to accept the medal for his bravery.
reˈluctantly adverb
reˈluctance noun
I don't understand his reluctance to go.

reluctance

n. renuencia, aversión, disgusto.
References in classic literature ?
It was impossible to help laughing at the funny conflict between Laurie's chivalrous reluctance to speak ill of womankind, and his very natural dislike of the unfeminine folly of which fashionable society showed him many samples.
A peculiar reluctance kept him from kissing her lips, but he felt he might have done that if he wished.
When, therefore, intelligence was received at the fort which covered the southern termination of the portage between the Hudson and the lakes, that Montcalm had been seen moving up the Champlain, with an army "numerous as the leaves on the trees," its truth was admitted with more of the craven reluctance of fear than with the stern joy that a warrior should feel, in finding an enemy within reach of his blow.
First, every drawer in the tall, old-fashioned bureau is to be opened, with difficulty, and with a succession of spasmodic jerks then, all must close again, with the same fidgety reluctance.
And, I conceive moreover, that the hearts holding such miserable secrets as you speak of, will yield them up, at that last day, not with reluctance, but with a joy unutterable.
After exchanging a few words of further arrangement, Haley, with visible reluctance, handed over the fifty dollars to Tom, and the worthy trio separated for the night.
The king took the hand with a poorly disguised reluctance, and let go of it as willingly as a lady lets go of a fish; all of which had a good effect, for it was mistaken for an embarrassment natural to one who was being called upon by greatness.
But with all my persuasions, all my arguments, I was only able to get him to reduce the distance to thirty-five yards; and even this concession he made with reluctance, and said with a sigh, "I wash my hands of this slaughter; on your head be it.
Tom gave it to her, but with a reluctance which he could not entirely disguise.
Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.
Prince," answered the Princess, "it is enough for me to have seen you, to tell you that I obey without reluctance.
Some scruples and some reluctance the widowerfather may be supposed to have felt; but as they were overcome by other considerations, the child was given up to the care and the wealth of the Churchills, and he had only his own comfort to seek, and his own situation to improve as he could.