unwilling, and therefore perhaps slow to act
"a reluctant smile"
"loath to admit a mistake"
"they were usually reluctant to socialize"
"reluctant to help"
"foreigners stubbornly reluctant to accept our ways"
"fresh from college and reluctant for the moment to marry him"
What light and beauty could be forced down the throats of her reluctant pupils, she forced.
出自： J. Steinbeck
I was slow to grow upsreluctant..to leave the state of childhood.
出自： Day Lewis
She turned to go,..wrestled with the reluctant swing door.