An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. de mala gana
Mary's father reluctantly allowed her to go to the movies with Hal.El padre de Mary aceptó de mala gana que ella fuera al cine con Hal.
b. a regañadientes
Juanito reluctantly gave the toy back to his brother.Juanito le devolvió el juguete a su hermano a regañadientes.
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reluctantly [rɪˈlʌktəntlɪ]
[+agree, accept] de mala gana; a regañadientes
he reluctantly accepted their advice aceptó sus consejos de mala gana or a regañadientes
he had reluctantly agreed to stay behind
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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