Definitions for loathloʊθ, loʊð

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

loath*loʊθ, loʊð(adj.)

or loth

  1. unwilling; reluctant:

    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′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loath, loth, reluctant(adj)

    unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

    "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. loath(Adjective)

    unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined

    I was loath to return to the office without the Henderson file.

  2. loath(Adjective)

    hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant

  3. Origin: From loth, from loth, from laþ

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loath(adj)

    hateful; odious; disliked

  2. Loath(adj)

    filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part

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