Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The resistance of a body to pressure; the effect of elasticity.
  • noun Moral resistance; reluctance; disinclination.

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  • noun Alternative form of renitence.

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  • A pause before action is hesitancy.

    A trifling aversion is reticency,

    But if the refusal

    Is firmer than usual

    Reluctance amounts to a renitency.

    December 11, 2017