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Emotional WeightPlay
Reluctance often carries a personal or emotional reason behind the unwillingness. SlideShe felt a deep reluctance to speak about the incident.
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Subtle NuancePlay
Reluctance can imply a struggle between what someone should do and what they want to do. SlideHis reluctance to apologize stemmed from pride, not indifference.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
In some cultures, expressing reluctance might be a polite way to refuse. SlideOut of politeness, his reluctance to attend the dinner was implicit.