comparative and superlative forms: more reluctant; most reluctant
: feeling or showing doubt about doing something : not willing or eager to do something • We were reluctant to get involved. • He might agree but seems reluctant to admit it. • a reluctantparticipant
— reluctance /rɪˈlʌktəns/ noun [singular] • They have shown areluctance to take risks. [noncount] • He agreed to help us with much/great reluctance.
— reluctantly adverb • She reluctantly agreed to pay the fine.