Reluctance vs Dislike - What's the difference?

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Reluctance is a related term of dislike.

As nouns the difference between reluctance and dislike

is that reluctance is unwillingness to do something while dislike is an attitude or a feeling of distaste or aversion.

As a verb dislike is

(obsolete|transitive) to displease; to offend (in third-person only).




  • Unwillingness to do something.
  • Hesitancy in taking some action.
  • (physics) That property of a magnetic circuit analogous to resistance in an electric circuit.
  • Derived terms

    * reluctance motor




    (en noun)
  • An attitude or a feeling of distaste or aversion.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To displease; to offend. (In third-person only.)
  • *, II.12:
  • customes and conceipts differing from mine, doe not so much dislike .
  • To have a feeling of aversion or antipathy towards; not to like.
  • Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See


    * like

    See also

    * abhor * despise * detest * hate * loathe