Synonyms of reluctant in English:

reluctant


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adjective

1‘she persuaded her reluctant parents to buy her a cat’

SYNONYMS

unwilling, disinclined, unenthusiastic, grudging, resistant, resisting, opposed, antipathetic

hesitant

ANTONYMS

willing, eager

2‘Hilary gave a reluctant smile’

SYNONYMS

shy, bashful, coy, retiring, diffident, reserved, restrained, withdrawn, shrinking, timid, timorous, sheepish, unconfident, insecure, unsure, suspicious, unassertive

apprehensive, fearful

rare costive

ANTONYMS

eager, ready

3‘the man was reluctant to leave’

SYNONYMS

loath, unwilling, disinclined, not in the mood, indisposed, sorry, averse, slow

chary of, not in favour of, against, opposed to

hesitant about, diffident about, bashful about, shy about, coy about

ashamed to, afraid to

ANTONYMS

willing, eager, ready