Synonym of reluctant

Alternative for reluctant

Synonym: disinclined, grudging, loath, unwilling,

Antonym: willing,

Adjective

Timid or reserved in nature
bashful coy shy reserved restrained retiring apprehensive diffident sheepish suspicious timid timorous withdrawn costive fearful insecure shrinking unassertive unconfident unsure reticent hesitant nervous wary self-effacing constrained mousy self-conscious introverted embarrassed chary inhibited modest meek backward demure humble recessive shamefaced doubting distrustful abashed aw-shucks silent blushing subdued repressed uptight overmodest frustrated guarded verecund recoiling blushful uncomfortable uneasy faint-hearted easily embarrassed undemonstrative tongue-tied doubtful unassuming passionless unresponsive cold unpresuming hung up uncertain self-doubting unobtrusive ashamed bottled up rabbity blenching dubious unassured mim flinching quiet unpoised ill at ease spiritless feeble irresolute mousey skittish fearsome tremulous fainthearted uncommunicative secretive reclusive unforthcoming mild taciturn unpretentious introvert standoffish soft-spoken close-mouthed prim cautious unsociable distant close cool solitary offish media-shy self-contained aloof sedate private collected eremitic uncompanionable lowly withdrawing nice formal unostentatious discreet unapproachable down-to-earth dumb scary frigid retired gentle serene misanthropic icy peaceful ceremonious noncommittal composed placid conventional closemouthed coquettish self-restrained kittenish tight-lipped prudish proper seemly chaste inward-looking simple frightened unboastful unpretending temperate afraid scared inconspicuous thoughtful controlled self-controlled remote cowardly laconic detached nongregarious stand-offish mom plain mum unspeaking clammed up arch flirtatious simpering submissive passive declining evasive docile ineffectual unaffected natural genuine unfriendly apologetic introspective respectful low-key unaggressive artless unambitious ordinary ingenuous unemotional chilly snobbish Olympian low-profile unnoticeable flushed reddening humiliated flushing excited anxious indrawn weak-kneed trembling quaking cowering agitated contemplative pensive self-absorbed self-interested colourless indeterminate pale colorless socially inhibited seclusive secret courteous turning red red-faced jumpy jittery agog antsy easily frightened lacking courage meditative reflective ruminative inner-directed self-centred keeping a low profile mute hermitic anchoritic eremitical unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated recluse uncurious casual uninterested indifferent hiding one's light under a bushel free from vanity self-deprecating decorous unaffable unexpansive moderate resigned prudent prissy self-centered wimpish yellow sissy trepidatious gutless yellow-bellied chicken sober respectable strait-laced ladylike staid decent not forward innocent virginal pure maidenly virtuous priggish old-maidish straight puritanical goody-goody starchy poor-spirited faint recreant tentative shuddering niminy-piminy affected square wordless speechless muted earnest serious solemn mumchance prim and proper not talkative hushed zipped voiceless buttoned up still soundless nonvocal not forthcoming dark unwilling close-lipped dried up wouldn't say boo to a goose tight-mouthed dummied up

Adjective

Using, exercising or showing caution
chary wary careful cautious guarded circumspect heedful suspicious uneasy mindful watchful distrustful doubtful dubious hesitant leery loath mistrustful skeptical sceptical shy afraid alert apprehensive averse cagey conservative considerate disinclined frugal gingerly mean nervous safe scrupulous iffy parsimonious prudent stingy thrifty calculating canny constrained discreet economical fastidious inhibited miserly particular restrained sparing delicate timid dainty squeamish reticent reserved non-committal vague diplomatic politic unrevealing tactful moderate controlled noncommittal attentive overcautious vigilant overcareful with reservations with eyes peeled on the lookout observant on guard aware thoughtful on the qui vive judicious discriminating on the alert on your toes on the watch sly shrewd intelligent measured deliberate perceptive wise sagacious provident awake precautious softly-softly keeping a weather eye on walking on eggs playing safe watching one's step watching out all ears thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves protective unhurried sage wide-awake doubting unwasteful saving punctilious wide awake sensible playing one's cards close to one's chest strategic close-lipped judgmatic discerning close-mouthed judgmatical kid-glove having foresight like a clam civil reasonable temperate on lookout worldly-wise not rash cunning designing manipulative devious crafty scheming Machiavellian prepared ready wired tentie hip tenty keeping one's eyes peeled psyched up on the job on one's toes open-eyed keeping a weather eye open fast on the draw switched on keeping one's eyes open Argus-eyed conscientious regardful disingenuous artful conniving slippery slick guileful sharp unscrupulous foxy contriving wily paying attention taking notice subtle premeditating slim old dead routine repetitious mind-numbing boring monotonous tedious ho-hum tiresome stale flat unvaried unexciting tiring wearisome insipid uninteresting humdrum dull tentative suspecting forethoughtful unadventurous on your guard belt-and-braces hedging one's bets walking on egg shells with one's eyes peeled taking it slow unenterprising

Adjective

Lacking in enthusiasm or energy
weak unenthusiastic feeble half-hearted indifferent subdued unconvincing apathetic emotionless lackadaisical lifeless limp passionless passive perfunctory tepid unexcited uninterested flat lame listless lukewarm spiritless unimpressed unresponsive weakly blasé cool impassive irresolute lackluster lacklustre meagre meager paltry tame unmoved unwilling neutral cursory superficial desultory unconcerned dispassionate faint languid Laodicean unemotional offhand lethargic phlegmatic unenthused laid-back lazy torpid disinterested indolent halfhearted sluggish casual cold bored uncaring unfeeling inert uninvolved idle uneager bloodless abstracted dull insouciant pococurante moony shiftless languishing careless insensible wishy-washy easygoing inattentive slothful energyless nonchalant supine non-committal damp blah unlively insipid unanimated vapid bland vague minimal slight insensitive slow anaesthetic unkind anesthetic coldhearted hesitant uncertain chilly uncommitted unresolved laodicean undecided indecisive nominal vigourless vacant unenergetic lymphatic stoic stoical token imperceptible not enthusiastic detached out of it leaden slack absent lacking energy heedless effete mopish dormant affectless undemonstrative stolid unambitious numb impassible cold-blooded unmotivated mild untouched draggy droopy dispirited wimpy callous what the hell could care less don't give a damn couldn't care less languorous enervated leisurely dreamy aimless slap-happy lax relaxed incurious sentimental daydreaming romantic faineant laissez-faire fainéant slapdash easy going laid back spring fever

Adjective

Unwilling to do something

Adjective

Done against someone's will
involuntary forced compulsory mandatory obligatory required coerced requisite coercive compelled exacted imperative unwilling binding constrained demanded imposed incumbent necessary nonelective ordained peremptory prescribed unconsenting grudging begrudging de rigueur will-less against one's will against one's wishes unavoidable inescapable enforced unintended essential unintentional stipulated compulsatory dictated needed indispensable statutory needful prerequisite integral necessitous compelling must-have called for vital necessitated contractual pivotal important recommended critical urgent crucial set forcible enforceable slave conscripted OB imperious the law obliged impelled pressed invoked charged executed advocated sanctioned established prevalent enjoined kept carried out forced upon commanding irremissible fixed called-for key consequential intrinsic central all-important core appropriate rudimentary innate inherent substantive high-priority quintessential expedient decisive prime momentous wanted fundamental specified pressing desired preferred exigent cardinal significant all important elementary bottom-line paramount basic proper principal chief vitally important incumbent on name of game life-and-death of the utmost importance of the essence of great consequence pre-eminent burning acute constitutive primary foremost leading capital heavy meat-and-potatoes conventional very important standard normal customary usual preeminent main major nitty-gritty radical deciding focal serious meaningful determinative great earth-shattering life-or-death much needed weighty lacking king lacked telling curricular right-hand basal number one assigned everything climacteric official strategic mission-critical business-critical underlined fatal acceptable correct fitting determining world-shaking name-of-the-game characteristic structural influential big dominant rudimental profound staple natural underlying coal-and-ice overruling primal premier overriding predominant foundational constitutional elemental constituent salient indissoluble irrevocable unalterable climactic grand supreme top ruling master connected component outstanding far-reaching grave desperate conclusive unbreakable at the heart of dire importunate emergency extreme immediate drastic intense sore impelling crying parlous emergent terrible clamant driving permanent regulation orthodox life and death top-priority very great done ubiquitous bounden comme il faut socially obligatory right a must au fait conforming to accepted standards counted upon most important

Adjective

Refusing to proceed or cooperate
balky recalcitrant refractory disobedient intractable rebellious contrary defiant insubordinate unruly wayward wilful contumacious ungovernable obstreperous obstinate froward unmanageable perverse stubborn rebel incompliant willful recusant restive untoward inflexible unbending unpredictable negative immovable ornery averse hesitant indisposed loath negativistic difficult uncooperative bolshie headstrong uncontrollable mutinous fractious awkward obdurate stroppy bloody-minded disorderly pigheaded undisciplined thrawn unyielding unaccommodating self-willed cussed obstructive unhelpful disaffected insurgent contrarious unreasonable resistant mulish disobliging cantankerous intransigent troublesome bull-headed wild noncompliant pervicacious renitent quarrelsome turbulent truculent seditious incontrollable riotous dissident tiresome dissentient non-compliant insurrectionary disruptive stiff-necked nonconformist argumentative uncompromising incorrigible uncompliant out of control annoying factious vexatious revolutionary unbiddable naughty delinquent errant irritable insubmissive determined bellicose pugnacious unrestrained trying irrepressible strong-willed indomitable badly behaved cross-grained opinionated peevish alienated capricious insolent confrontational adverse mischievous rowdy malcontent persistent challenging unmalleable unwilling anarchic subversive contentious hostile antagonistic boisterous nonconforming belligerent undisciplinable insurrectionist lawless dissenting dissentious obstinately disobedient chaotic loud exasperating impish noisy resisting iconoclastic scrappy militant roguish rascally ill-natured crabby disputatious treacherous rumbustious resistive unbridled reckless threatening out of hand radical feisty impetuous hard-line tough resolute prickly pertinacious touchy inexorable chippy hard to handle irreconcilable estranged haughty morose renegade cross unfavorable unfavourable petulant nonobservant shrewish grumpy ill-tempered sullen sulky dogged adamant up in arms heretical maverick unpersuadable opposing withstanding unrestrainable erratic fickle resolved malign malevolent maleficent malicious spiteful stubborn as a mule impudent narky bad-tempered ratty shirty choleric impotent rampant unorthodox mutinying apostate schismatic traitorous disloyal unresponsive bullheaded aggressive blocking stalling restrictive inhibiting delaying as stubborn as a mule unbearable undependable intolerable impossible not giving an inch without law and order incurable with a will of one's own determined to have one's own way daring provocative audacious bold restless individualistic anarchistic warring armed sabotaging treasonable attacking unconstructive hindering uncomplying unadaptable immoral aberrant arbitrary uncontrolled rock-ribbed combative vociferous rough tempestuous uproarious raucous frustrating making difficulties self-indulgent clamorous rampaging vexing pesky rambunctious insoluble pat thorny unpliable locked problematic tenacious knotty indocile roisterous rackety tumultuous rip-roaring complex bulky discommodious incommodious difficult to handle cramped disagreeable disregardful cheeky dareful sassy gutsy rampageous roistering locked in tough nut hang tough piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous ready for a fight spoiling for a fight paradoxical contrariant discordant arsey disagreeing attention-seeking troublemaking raising the roof raising Cain inimical wrongheaded antipathetic converse lively rollicking romping anarchical heedless lawbreaking impulsive impervious violent rash intemperate imprudent forward assertive drunken bawdy mean out of line pig-headed grumbly hardheaded overbearing importunate strong-minded pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways boorish unrelenting rigid finical hard-nosed vexed testy invidious steadfast choosy fiendish captious snappy sensitive hard to please temperamental crotchety uppity uptight unamenable disputative sour oafish discontented demanding tyrannical hypercritical picky dissatisfied rude querulous bearish stiff huffy delicate dogmatic oppressive hard to satisfy irritating fussy unflinching overcritical wrong-headed grim impolite opinionative irascible perfectionist particular fastidious over-particular finicky dictatorial critical ungracious uninhibited abandoned robustious ill-disciplined wanton immoderate knockabout frenzied unchecked hell-raising ungoverned disordered bad exuberant unconstrained misbehaving unbounded disorganized unhindered furious confused fiery passionate excited rioting disorganised uncurbed playful in turmoil badly-behaved frenetic fierce uncontainable hysterical runaway termagant debauched frisky raw unhampered crazy vicious orgiastic spirited rugged saturnalian animated brawling disturbed frantic unrestricted loudmouthed high-spirited full-on frolicsome mad evil raging energetic rabid explosive deranged hectic enthusiastic messy raving jumbled helter-skelter wrong cluttered untidy disarrayed extreme muddled dishevelled disheveled mussy tousled disarranged messed mussed tumbled vehement littered depraved sloppy rumpled bacchanalian unkempt active in disorder ugly Dionysian ebullient brutal hot-tempered bouncy pell-mell Bacchic higgledy-piggledy upside-down topsy-turvy hugger-mugger in a mess clangorous hard destructive insuppressible disturbing sportive agitated criminal stormy maladjusted excessive bacchic unfettered unstoppable forceful unquenchable vigorous licentious effervescent strong roughhouse madcap berserk wicked out-of-line swashbuckling nihilistic crazed in high spirits out-of-order untamed nuts outrageous fervid warlike ruffianly barbarous savage hotheaded wild and woolly jaunty feverish sinful merry lacking self-control burdensome haywire shambolic brattish perfervid passional scampish puckish prankish tricksy ill-behaved gallus orderless disrupted joyful cheerful devilish excitable purposeless impassioned in disarray in pandemonium in uproar in chaos at sixes and sevens out of joint harum-scarum inconsiderate full of beans in a muddle every which way utterly confused full of mischief quick-tempered in a shambles unsubduable loutish existentialist pessimistic limit robust dangerous untrained unsteady unschooled unsettling upsetting ferocious side-splitting thuggish swaggering cavalier antisocial distracting inconsistent overexcited clattering clattery resounding two-fisted unlawful corrupt turbid uncontained hedonistic divisive vibrant dysfunctional brusque untameable gruff gleeful insurmountable callous hardened radge unprincipled indisciplined dissipated unrepressed rootin'-tootin disrupting off-base unconcealed unconventional shameless misruled misgoverned drunk intense freaked overwhelming overpowering flyaway blind tricky whiny out-of-control extrovert irregular rowdydowdy misbehaved boozy revelling carousing causing trouble corybantic incautious profligate irrational strident vociferant over-the-top beside oneself socially impaired outlandish artful problem thrilled nasty wearisome troublous irksome bibulous dionysian sottish crapulous on-a-tear impossible to cope with bothersome unstable untrammelled untimely unfortunate dilapidated neglected crude in a state messed up worse for wear irresistible flighty giddy like a loose cannon roller-coaster unsettled teasing worthless raunchy offending inconvenient inopportune unlimited unconfined wassailing sinning sly foxy unimpeded unsuppressed incontinent unexpected unanticipated ill-timed erring deviant shaking perturbed infantile strenuous storming kiddish demonstrative stern thoughtless bitter immature childish disrespectful unsubmissive volatile revolting terrorist cruel dissolute untrammeled running wild reveling culpable guilty transgressing maniacal manic full of confusion full of conflict full of upheavals bad-mannered surprising unforeseen disastrous unusual unpredicted mistimed tyrannous despotic terrorizing uncultivated infringing piratical uncivilised heterodox terrorising unregulated unpeaceful uncivilized joyous carefree hearty impatient hasty widespread straying sprightly cavorting jovial hyper deliberate needless unjustified senseless epidemic not controlled full of ups and downs unwelcome infelicitous inapt unsuitable inappropriate unlucky inauspicious rife devil-may-care hot-headed short-fused easily provoked on a short fuse unprovoked exacting tiring carried away pandemic dominant rank rollicksome fun-loving happy glad lighthearted thumping ripping heretic meandering errable shifting stray deviating miscreant devious fallible unreliable fay sportful antic elfish larky prevalent flagrant pervasive gratuitous groundless motiveless malapropos badly timed unseasonable eventful arduous fervent obsessive litigious hog-wild beside yourself luxuriant profuse laborious exhausting unjustifiable spreading blustering exceeding bounds fecund extravagant spreading like wildfire flourishing rambling proliferating predominant extensive multiplying on the rampage growing gladiatorial agonistic cavilling Saturnalian Dionysiac off straight and narrow like one possessed misfortunate hapless luckless unpropitious unpleasant ill-starred star-crossed ludic skittish keen severe testing harsh unsparing taxing buoyant willed unmotivated assaultive pettish controversial polemical polemic battling brawly fighting grouchy eager infatuated devoted ardent fixated dedicated obsessed full bustling flustering madhouse tireless ructious arguesome wrangling bickering brute sadistic inhumane aimless atrocious heartless butcherly inhuman barbaric burning compulsive over-enthusiastic churlish war thin-skinned have chip on shoulder caviling vivacious sunny busy bumpy onerous full on wearing imperious coltish action-packed unjust unfair double-crossing merciless breezy dotty potty visionary hooked zealous gung-ho bubbly cheery zestful bigoted wackadoodle overenthusiastic wackadoo chirpy upbeat peart peppy gladsome sparky chipper sparkling zingy gay blithesome blithe biased nuts for monomaniacal fanatical partial bugged domineering high on credulous fanatic possessed turned on addicted bubbling rhapsodical of good cheer full of life light-hearted as merry as a grig bubbling over

Adjective

Not able to be resolved or settled
irreconcilable conflicting incompatible clashing incongruous antagonistic discordant opposing antithetical contrary different disparate dissimilar opposed opposite variant at odds at variance inconsistent oppugnant polar contradictory diametrically opposed discrepant dissonant hateful hostile inharmonious irresoluble mutually exclusive unfriendly poles apart differing divergent disagreeing inconsonant contrasting adverse antipathetic counter repugnant out of keeping incongruent mismatched in opposition irregular unsuitable disconsonant incoherent unrelated paradoxical varying unmixable unconnected foreign out of step unsuited unharmonious antipodal inappropriate diverse unpredictable not in keeping uneven alien out of line warring shifting illogical out of sync in conflict diametric diametrical reverse antipodean dissenting antithetic dissentient absurd jarring unalike extraneous improper inimical unbecoming anti inapt bizarre uncoordinated unbalanced distorted lopsided jumbled unavailing inapropos rambling unintelligible twisted fitful fantastic at loggerheads on the outs converse unlike self-contradictory inconstant repelling inconformable uncongenial incomparable streets apart unsimilar facing enemy restrictive battling exposing protesting denying antonymous confronting controverting defensive disputed crossing allergic objecting combating defending obstructive gainsaying disputing rival offbeat contrastive out of place unequal deviating in disagreement nonidentical otherwise at cross-purposes up against another incommensurable differentiable differential not the same non-identical oppositional anomalous ill-matched antipathic exclusive contrariant unfavorable unfavourable ill suited disjoint ambiguous nullifying contradictive ornery against counteractive con negating agin sour note averse adversarial against the grain quarrelling frictional quarreling contrarient acrimonious mutually incompatible distinctive distinct on a sour note at odds with no go factious unadapted distant distinguishable particular single like chalk and cheese like night and day altered other out of tune out of harmony at outs whale of difference as like as chalk and cheese alternate unmistakable distinguishing unassociated contradistinctive contradistinct discriminable alternative disproportionate incompatible with adverse to opposed to unacceptable to contrary to antagonistic to conflicting with unusual for alien to hostile to foreign to in conflict with oppugnant to repugnant to inimical to at variance with changeable contrasted unstable variable erratic capricious fickle obverse cross unsteady fluctuating separate competing inverse reversed mercurial unsettled independent contrapositive violative volatile changing not so not as such other than supposed whimsical changeful unreliable flighty uncertain fluid flickery mutable protean temperamental chameleonic skittish ever-changing chameleon-like undependable flip-side vagarious labile fluctuant lubricious up and down blowing hot and cold wrong strange odd inept unapt untoward incorrect unfit indecorous off-key infelicitous perverse malapropos inapposite graceless unhappy amiss unseemly ironic not in harmony incongruitous standing out a mile like a fish out of water sticking out a mile fighting disharmonious arguing ill-assorted at sixes and sevens diverging various combatant feuding dissident heterogeneous discrete wrangling estranged locking horns at cross purposes at war at each other's throats in contention complementary disputatious nonmatching bickering squabbling incommensurate bipolar respective omnifarious indiscriminate mixed diversified unique misallied one-sided inequitable asymmetric off-balance unjust unreconcilable especial express individual polar opposite varied manifold eclectic sundry motley resentful tense bitter uneasy counterbalancing extreme antitypical untypical atypical unnatural factional oppositive dichotomous contrarious nothing like not alike contending irreconcilable with differing from different to disagreeing with corrival antithetical to in disagreement with in opposition to discrepant with discordant with incongruous with emulating competitive vying cutthroat contesting in competition challenging emulous equal striving heretical heterodox nonconformist unorthodox diametrically opposed to disconsonant with inconsonant with not in accord with unconventional iconoclastic out of step with out of place with not in keeping with not in harmony with out of keeping with maverick nonorthodox heretic like cat and dog at daggers drawn negative belligerent aggressive angry combative militant unsympathetic out-there bellicose confrontational resistant contentious spiteful inhospitable wrathful disapproving vitriolic jaundiced virulent unwilling adversative accusatorial quarrelsome difficult unsociable argumentative truculent unreceptive pugnacious oppugning ill-disposed

Adjective

Antagonistic or hostile
adverse hostile antagonistic contrary negative opposing adversarial unfriendly aggressive belligerent dissenting angry combative inimical militant opposed oppositional unsympathetic bellicose confrontational contentious resistant spiteful antipathetic conflicting disapproving dissident inhospitable jaundiced virulent vitriolic wrathful accusatorial adversative argumentative difficult opposite oppugnant oppugning pugnacious quarrelsome truculent uncongenial unreceptive unsociable unwilling allergic ill-disposed at odds adversary warlike scrappy unkind malevolent rancorous vicious unwelcoming bitter malicious alien venomous biting malignant intimidating maleficent unpleasant unpropitious surly mean malefic nasty viperous hateful ornery dour cold sour catty mortal against averse anti contra gladiatorial feisty agonistic provocative chippy brawly assaultive discordant in opposition set against cantankerous uncooperative challenging disputatious foul dead set against on the warpath disruptive ill-tempered stroppy bad-tempered threatening defiant irascible hot-tempered captious irritable fierce fiery violent petulant warring quick-tempered sullen aggers fighting choleric litigious touchy fractious bolshie spoiling for a fight battling rebellious cross offensive disputative controversial bickering militaristic rude grumpy narky destructive ready for a fight obstreperous recalcitrant factious grouchy abusive perverse testy polemical snappy cavilling arsey cussed disagreeable hawkish huffy polemic loudmouthed wrangling contumacious warmongering querulous sabre-rattling churlish biffo martial caviling insolent unruly peevish ill-natured sulky refractory have chip on shoulder pettish splenetic miffy have a bone to pick ratty shirty snappish disobedient awkward crabby prickly cranky jingoistic snarly soreheaded froward balky active uncharitable inconsiderate vindictive excitable dissentious bloodthirsty spirited courageous spunky short-tempered hot-blooded insubordinate gutsy enthusiastic hurtful joyless ructious furious salty brawling thin-skinned war bold malign pushy contending military ferocious filthy wayward bad hot flip ardent ill-humored willful rough at loggerheads mean-spirited ill-humoured on the outs having a chip on one's shoulder have it in for ready to fight up in arms evil-minded behavioural inharmonious bloody-minded pigheaded thrawn unhelpful naysaying tetchy troublesome battleful soldierly gung-ho plucky determined contrarious obstructive sanguinary attacking peckish liverish crotchety grumbling curmudgeonly waxy dissentient exasperated spiky opinionated behavioral wrestling tilting skirmishing fretful mighty peppery self-assertive itching to fight obnoxious rotten assertive on a short fuse looking for trouble vigorous short-fused wretched cruel vile under arms wounding poisonous radical ultra-active two-fisted forceful extremist extreme combating fanatical zealous embattled discourteous warrish revolutionary assertory itching scathing deadly vituperous terrifying cowing terrorising trenchant sharp mordacious frightening browbeating caustic terrorizing harsh bullying mordant in arms obstinate down on non-compliant at odds with daring resisting audacious mutinous dissenting from acting in opposition in disagreement with at variance with tough sensitive intransigent dysfunctional mettlesome lively alive energetic bubbly peppy gritty frisky gutty zestful game hearty intractable restive subversive untoward ungovernable wilful rebel recusant incompliant delinquent full-blooded go-getting high-strung naughty badly behaved undisciplined ill-disciplined mischievous full of pep disregardful cheeky insubmissive reckless dareful sassy resistive impudent badly-behaved misbehaving whiny problematic hotheaded tempestuous arguesome socially impaired trying self-willed tiresome erratic errant unmanageable disturbed pesky roguish rowdy undisciplinable ill-behaved demanding troublous incorrigible maladjusted exasperating unrestrainable uncontrollable stubborn irksome uncompliant rascally uncontainable devilish wearisome indocile disorderly impassioned turbulent passionate

Adjective

Cowardly or lacking in courage
chicken chickenhearted chicken-livered cowardly craven dastardly gutless lily-livered milk-livered poltroon pusillanimous recreant spineless unheroic yellow afraid apprehensive fearful frightened hesitant jumpy scared timid timorous faint-hearted yellow-bellied weak-kneed cowering sissy wimpish spiritless soft weak trembling quaking wimpy shrinking poor-spirited feeble chicken-hearted pigeon-hearted wet nervous sissified irresolute candy-assed jittery fainthearted boneless easily frightened diffident lacking courage submissive unassertive mousy meek base daunted weakling panicky abject anxious weak-willed pathetic cowed spooked unmanly vacillating wishy-washy shy pigeonhearted namby-pamby tremulous retiring indecisive mousey ineffectual effete dismayed tentative ineffective nervy characterless nerveless invertebrate intimidated wussy white-livered running scared limp-wristed milk-and-water in a cold sweat caitiff coy skittish scary frail weakened terrified tame alarmed feart unnerved petrified terrorized shocked frozen startled affrighted shaky worried inept horrified aghast hysterical terror-stricken wavering hysteric horror-struck upset scared stiff having kittens terrorised having cold feet easily led coward inadequate mean-spirited inefficient incompetent half-hearted easily scared niddering self-effacing poltroonish silly sheepish reserved quiet modest unassuming demure deceitful offensive treacherous sneaking low unprincipled unethical tricky foolish funky insufficient cringey afraid of one's own shadow uncourageous weedy bashful humble reticent fearsome trepidatious gentle browbeaten Milquetoast capricious bullied unassured weak-minded insignificant lame drippy daft nerdy sookie faint shuddering persuasible persuadable infirm impressionable doubtful compliant cowhearted backward worthless biddable feeble-minded impotent fickle passive paper tiger no guts faltering dithering useless quivering having the willies twitchy corruptible supine powerless undetermined hemming and hawing waffling indeterminate fallible yielding unreliable unsure undependable stressy windy overstrung unquiet keyed up antsy spooky tense concerned uneasy bothered frantic disturbed perturbed shaken rattled fretful troubled like a cat on a hot tin roof a bundle of nerves like a cat on hot bricks frightened of one's own shadow afeared overwrought stunned frit in a state scared out of one's wits on edge in a tizzy in a flap in awe in a blue funk horror-stricken shaking in one's shoes alarmed at beside oneself with one's heart in one's mouth scared witless in a tizz apprehensive about scared to death intimidated by in a funk shaking like a leaf frightened out of one's wits panic-stricken in a fluster terror-struck abashed flustered rabbity butterflies shivery jellyfish uptight numb in a panic pushing the panic button hung up in fear and trepidation have cold feet numb with fear in a sweat very scared squeamish forceless pithless without a will of your own afraid of one's shadow agitated edgy unsettled distressed disquieted stressed dithery aflutter fidgety discomposed worked up queazy insecure queasy wired het up restless ill at ease toey appalled atwitter disconcerted strung up goosey hinky frightened to death ruffled squirrelly strung out on tenterhooks distraught in a stew all of a dither annoyed all of a lather bricking oneself demoralized strained worried sick in a twitter flurried in a state of agitation on pins and needles in a twit febrile overwhelmed excited neurotic hyper unglued shaking frenzied in a dither vexed irked demoralised excitable in a state of nerves overawed overcome all of a doodah shook up adrenalized taut angsty uncomfortable awed highly strung irrational solicitous wrought up stupefied tormented hot and bothered muddled plagued anguished oppressed confused amazed irritated tortured inconvenienced flighty discouraged distracted high-strung aroused emotional put off hurt careful uncertain fevered fretting grieved sad unhappy saddened provoked hassled sensitive phobic suspicious obsessed under stress discountenanced gutted choked perplexed disappointed angstful beset discombobulated riled bugged thrown dazed dumbfounded angered a wreck worried stiff blue stressed out put out cut up frightened out of your wits broken up scared rigid in a flat spin with one's stomach in knots scared out of your wits with butterflies in one's stomach astonished impressed surprised threatened traumatized subjugated broken downtrodden ascared panicked panic-struck paralysed with fear traumatised irritable hunted skittery unconfident brittle spasmodic disillusioned deterred fussy blanched disheartened fluttery agog shell-shocked awestruck in awe of hectic in a frenzy unrelaxed awe-struck dispirited downcast desperate flushed intense easily agitated aquiver goose-bumpy quivery overemotional unreluctant frazzled white-knuckled run scared overactive hot under the collar hyped-up heated wrought-up overexcited fraught afire atingle hyperexcited watchful angry falling apart histrionic creepy frisky unrestful dreading in suspense wound up having butterflies in the stomach shot to pieces in a spin a basket case like a fish out of water sweating bullets foreboding mistrustful speechless paralyzed paralysed stiff benumbed transfixed afflicted asea harassed zipped up hot juiced up fixated overanxious paranoid preoccupied having stage fright biting nails having butterflies immobilized immobilised having a funny feeling angst-ridden exacerbated puzzled displeased chagrined aggravated pained mortified pestered harried harrowed miffed offended fretted bedevilled beleaguered verklempt unzipped wounded in disorder come apart psyched out bummed out at sixes and sevens all torn up haunted preyed upon visited by bedeviled unresisting obedient acquiescent tractable unprotesting deferential clutched like a lamb to the slaughter

Antonym of reluctant

reluctant Idiom, Proverb

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