reluctantly Definition

in a way that shows unwillingness or hesitation; with reluctance.

Using reluctantly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "reluctantly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He reluctantly agreed to help.

  • Example

    She reluctantly admitted her mistake.

  • Example

    I reluctantly got out of bed this morning.

reluctantly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for reluctantly

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Summary: reluctantly in Brief

The adverb 'reluctantly' [rɪˈlʌktəntli] describes an action done with unwillingness or hesitation. It is often used to express a lack of enthusiasm or desire, as in 'He reluctantly agreed to help.' The word has synonyms like 'hesitantly,' 'unwillingly,' and 'grudgingly,' and antonyms like 'willingly,' 'eagerly,' and 'enthusiastically.'

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