Reluctance vs Reticence - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between reluctance and reticence
is that reluctance
is unwillingness to do something while reticence
Unwillingness to do something.
Hesitancy in taking some action.
(physics) That property of a magnetic circuit analogous to resistance in an electric circuit.
* reluctance motor
tight-lippedness, discretion, avoidance of saying too much
a silent and reserved nature
* 1890 , Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray :
*:Basil's absurd fits of jealousy, his wild devotion, his extravagant panegyrics, his curious reticences , — he understood them all now, and he felt sorry.
* 1897 , Bram Stoker, Dracula :
*: You must not be angry with him, Art, because his very reticence means that all his brains are working for her good.(attention)
* reserve, secrecy, taciturnity
* bashfulness, demureness, diffidence, quietness, reservation, shyness, timidity
* openness, talkativeness
* loquaciousness, ostentation