re-=again,back 变化型 red-,ren-
adj ~ (to do sth) unwilling and therefore slow to co-operate, agree, etc 不情愿的; 勉强的
*a reluctant helper, recruit, admirer 勉强来帮忙的人、勉强入伍的新兵、勉强说好话的人
* She was very reluctant to admit the truth. 她很不情愿地承认了这事实.
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin;Origin: , present participle of reluctari 'to fight against']
slow and unwilling
She gave a reluctant smile.
reluctant to do sth
Maddox was reluctant to talk about it.
Reluctantly, he agreed.
1. Babies of two months old do not appear to be reluctant to enter the water. 两个月的婴儿并未显得不愿意入水。
2. But scientists were reluctant to experiment on human beings when the results could be so serious. 但是科学家们不愿意用人来做实验，因为结果会很严重。
3. But in other places you may find drivers reluctant to use meters, even though the car should be equipped with one. 但在另一些地区，你会发现尽管车上装有计程器，司机却不愿意使用。
4. With the Overlord dispute settled, Churchill attempted to draw Stalin out on the Far East, but the Russian was reluctant. 随着有关“霸王”行动这一争议的解决，丘吉尔试图引出斯大林关于远东问题的意见，但这个俄国人不太愿意表态。
5. Though he was reluctant to do so at first, we eventually persuaded him to take us. 一开始，他很不愿意，但经劝说，终于同意了。
6. She was reluctant to give her money away. 她不愿意把钱送给别人。