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Reluctance


RELUCT'ANCE,

RELUCT'ANCY, noun [literally a straining or striving against.]

Unwillingness; great opposition of mind; repugnance; with to or against; as, to undertake a war with reluctance He has a great reluctance to this measure.

Bear witness, heav'n with what reluctancy her helpless innocence I doom to die.