a reluctant candidate.
struggling in opposition.
not eager; unwilling; disinclined
(archaic) offering resistance or opposition
verb (used without object), reluctated, reluctating. Obsolete. 1. to show reluctance.
noun, Electricity. 1. the tendency of a magnetic circuit to conduct magnetic flux, equal to the reciprocal of the permeability of the circuit. noun (pl) -ties 1. (physics) a specific or relative reluctance of a magnetic material
verb (used with object), relumed, reluming. 1. to light or illuminate again; relumine. verb 1. (transitive) (archaic) to light or brighten again; rekindle
verb (used with object), relumined, relumining. 1. to relume.