Definitions for loathloʊθ, loʊð
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to be loath to admit a mistake.
* Syn: See reluctant.
Origin of loath:
bef. 900; ME loth, lath, OE lāth hostile, hateful, c. OS lēth, OHG leid, ON leithr
loath, loth, reluctant(adj)
unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
"a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"
antipathetic, antipathetical, averse(p), indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)(adj)
(usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
"antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"
unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined
I was loath to return to the office without the Henderson file.
hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant
Origin: From loth, from loth, from laþ
hateful; odious; disliked
filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part