HyperDic: reluctance

English > 2 senses of the word reluctance:
NOUNphenomenonreluctance(physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
attributereluctance, hesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indispositiona certain degree of unwillingness
reluctance > pronunciation
Soundsrihlah'ktahns; riylah'ktahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > reluctance: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance).
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderelectrical phenomenonA physical phenomenon involving electricity
English > reluctance: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA certain degree of unwillingness.
Example"a reluctance to commit himself"
Synonymshesitancy, hesitation, disinclination, indisposition
Narrowersloth, slothfulnessA disinclination to work or exert yourself
Broaderunwillingness, involuntarinessThe trait of being unwilling
Spanishaversión, hesitación, indisposición, reluctancia
Catalaninapetència, indisposició
Adjectivesreluctantdisinclined to become involved
reluctantnot eager
reluctantunwillingness to do something contrary to your custom / custom

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