reluctantly (comparative more reluctantly, superlative most reluctantly)
- In a reluctant or hesitant manner.
- 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 5, in The Hocussing of Cigarette:
- Then I had a good think on the subject of the hocussing of Cigarette, and I was reluctantly bound to admit that once again the man in the corner had found the only possible solution to the mystery.
in a reluctant manner