Definition of reluctantly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈlʌktəntli//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈlʌktəntli//
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in a way that involves hesitating before doing something because you do not want to do it or because you are not sure that it is the right thing to do We reluctantly agreed to go with her. Reluctantly, he started the engine and drove off. opposite eagerly