(-tant), a. [L. reluctans, -antis, p. pr. of reluctari. See Reluct.] 1. Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinclined; loth.
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Reluctant, but in vain.
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Reluctant now I touched the trembling string.
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2. Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience. Mitford.
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Syn. -- Averse; unwilling; loth; disinclined; repugnant; backward; coy. See Averse.
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