how to pronounce reluctant


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the above transcription of reluctant is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

reluctant is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of reluctant in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… no she was the most reluctant person in …”

meanings of reluctant


  1. Not wanting to take some action; unwilling.
  2. Opposing; offering resistance (to).
  3. Tending to match as little text as possible.

reluctant frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word reluctant occurs in english on average 9.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics reluctant can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that reluctant can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to reluctant


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