The adverb reluctantly comes from the root word reluctant, meaning “unwilling, disinclined.” When you do something reluctantly, you don’t really want to do it.
For example, if you answer a question reluctantly, you will first stall or try to change the subject.
What part of speech is reluctantly?
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What type of word is reluctant?
SYNONYMS FOR reluctant
1 Reluctant, loath, averse describe disinclination toward something. Reluctant implies some sort of mental struggle, as between disinclination and sense of duty: reluctant to expel students. Loath describes extreme disinclination: loath to part from a friend.
What is the opposite word of reluctantly?
Antonyms: desirous, disposed, eager, favorable, inclined, willing. Synonyms: averse, backward, disinclined, indisposed, loath, opposed, slow, unwilling.
What is a sentence for the word reluctantly?
I reluctantly descended the stairs, smiling but unsure what to say. She reluctantly pushed his hands away. Reluctantly she pulled away, her pulse and respiration in a race. Dean reluctantly agreed it was a clever idea even though he thought it was a waste of time.
Is Unreluctantly a word?
SYNONYMS FOR reluctant
Averse, used with to and a noun or a gerund, describes a long-held dislike or unwillingness, though not a particularly strong feeling: averse to an idea; averse to getting up early.
Is Reluctantly an adjective?
adjective. unwilling; disinclined: a reluctant candidate. struggling in opposition.
What does balefully mean?
Baleful means the foreshadowing of tragic or evil events. If no one’s listening in class and your teacher reprimands you with a baleful glance, expect a pop quiz.
What does Relucted mean?
1. ( often foll by against) to struggle or rebel. 2. to object; show reluctance. [C16: from Latin reluctārī to resist, from re- + luctārī to struggle]
What does reluctantly mean?
The adverb reluctantly comes from the root word reluctant, meaning “unwilling, disinclined.” When you do something reluctantly, you don’t really want to do it. For example, if you answer a question reluctantly, you will first stall or try to change the subject.