Synonyms are good. They allow us to limit a concept to the exact connotation we want to convey.
Unnecessary synonyms, on the other hand, weaken writing and speaking by replacing a strong word with an invented or obsolete equivalent.
reluctance and humility are two such "unnecessary synonyms" that I recently noticed.
Current examples of reluctance in the media:
What we often see is that there is some reluctance at the end-user level to make changes. -The CEO of a company for maintenance and asset management solutions.
[A player] was thrown back against the wall, either for bad offensive line play or because he was unwilling to get rid of the ball. Sports Article November 2019.
The researcher noted that the courts were unwilling to participate in school-related decisions.
In these examples the word reluctance is used to mean "dislike" or "dislike". The better choice is reluctance,
Latin reluctari"To resist, to resist, to resist," gives us reluctant. reluctantly, and reluctance,
Here are the examples without "aversion":
What we often see is that there is a reluctance to change at the end-user level
[A player] was thrown repeatedly against the wall either because of a bad offensive line play or because he was not ready to get rid of the ball.
The researcher noted the reluctance of the courts to participate in school-related decisions …
humility is another word that scratches careful writers on the ears. Here are three recent examples:
In the meantime, Morrison has also earned great respect for his modesty on social media. – Article on the website of the TV station.
In a society that has so many different beliefs, I appreciate its humility and how well it embraces all people. – An article about Fred Rogers on the Liberty University website.
A lack of humility and empathy in this situation can lead to characteristics such as self-confidence and self-confidence becoming the pride, arrogance, and arrogance that characterize a physician suffering from HS [Hubris syndrome]. Extract from the US National Library of Medicine.
The word humble comes from the Latin humilis, "low."
As an adjective humble can mean "low, modest, unpretentious". People often use it humorously in terms of themselves or their belongings, perhaps calling themselves a "modest editor" or residing in a "modest home." Bitterness, as in "Sure, I'm just a humble taxpayer. Why should I have a say in how my money is spent? "
In the context of a social hierarchy, a person of "modest birth" is a person who is not born to prosperity or high social position.
As a verb to humiliate means to "lower in dignity or state". The verb can be used transitive to describe what one does to others: "He tried to humble all his competitors," or reflexively, to describe one act of humility to another: "Huck humble." facing Jim when he realized how much he had tormented him. "
Lately the verb humble has become a popular replacement for grateful, Being forced to spend a night in prison could make someone feel "humbled," but I would suggest that being elected to office or earning a coveted literary prize creates a sense of joy and gratitude.
The abstract noun humility conveys the opposite of pride, arrogance and presumption
Here are the "humility" examples Recast:
In the meantime, Morrison has also earned great respect for his humility in social media.
In a society that has so many different beliefs, I appreciate its humility and how well it embraces all people.
Lack of humility and empathy in this situation can lead to characteristics such as self-confidence and self-confidence becoming pride, arrogance and arrogance.
Both reluctance and humility are "in the dictionary", but in this century, reluctance and humility are the better choice.
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