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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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reluctance

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

noun
The state of not being disposed or inclined:
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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
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reluctance

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

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

[rɪˈlʌktns] nriluttanza
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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.
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reluctance

n. renuencia, aversión, disgusto.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Tacit obedience implies no force upon the will, and consequently may be easily, and without any pains, preserved; but when a wife, a child, a relation, or a friend, performs what we desire, with grumbling and reluctance, with expressions of dislike and dissatisfaction, the manifest difficulty which they undergo must greatly enhance the obligation.
There was nothing in the manner of the offer of the Judge to justify the reluctance, amounting nearly to loathing, with which the youth listened to his speech; but, after a powerful effort for self-command, he replied:
She no doubt sincerely believed herself to have been injured by the decision; and States, like individuals, acquiesce with great reluctance in determinations to their disadvantage.
With pretended reluctance Captain Jim dug his life-book out of his old chest and handed it to Owen.
The poor man fulfilled his task with reluctance, but there was no escape, and every day saw a girl married and a wife dead.
Mary was obliged to mix more with the world, but she could still moralize over every morning visit; and as she was no longer mortified by comparisons between her sisters' beauty and her own, it was suspected by her father that she submitted to the change without much reluctance.
The manifesto was signed with great reluctance by Messrs.
Kutuzov was silent for a few seconds and then, submitting with evident reluctance to the duty imposed by his position, raised his head and began to speak.