Definitions for loathloʊθ, loʊð

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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

  3. Origin: [OE. looth, loth, AS. l hostile, odious; akin to OS. l, G. leid, Icel. leir, Sw. led, G. leiden to suffer, OHG. ldan to suffer, go, cf. AS. lan to go, Goth. leipan, and E. lead to guide.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loath

    Loth, lōth, adj. disliking: reluctant, unwilling.—adv. Loath′ly.—n. Loath′ness. [A.S. láð, hateful—líðan, to travel; Ger. leiden, suffer.]

Anagrams for loath »

  1. altho, lotah, tolah

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loath in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tamara Winfrey Harris:

    A lot of people are loath to believe any of the allegations, he's not, 'quote unquote,' that kind of person.

  2. Jeffrey Swanson:

    Mental health stakeholders are loath to have this conversation about improving mental health care in a context driven by violence prevention, because that's not why we need mental health reform per se, we need it because people are struggling with illnesses and they don't have access to care.

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