qualm, disinclination, falter, hesitance, doubt, faltering, objection, wavering, vacillation, hesitation, waver, indisposition, willing, hesitancy.
It was with something like reluctance
he withdrew his gaze from the far distance.
Blaine picked up the pad and read the following words now almost illegible with blood.
Thus was Harry, though with some reluctance,
induced to sit down to cards with the rest.