a regañadientes

a regañadientes(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. reluctantly
Acepté a regañadientes la horrible oferta de trabajo porque necesitaba el dinero.I reluctantly accepted the terrible job offer because I needed the money.
El jugador se fue del campo a regañadientes después de que el árbitro le sacara una tarjeta roja.The player reluctantly left the field after the referee gave him a red card.
b. unwillingly
Laura invitó a su hermana a su fiesta de cumpleaños a regañadientes porque su madre se lo pidió.Laura unwillingly invited her sister to her birthday party because her mother asked her to.
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regañadientes
a regañadientes
adverb
unwillingly; reluctantly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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