abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate(verb)
"I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
To hate, detest, revile.
Origin: From lothe, from laþian. Cognate with Old Norse leiða ( > Danish lede, Icelandic leiðast ) (all reflexive), German leiden.
to feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for
to dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate
to feel disgust or nausea
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lōth, v.t. to dislike greatly, to feel disgust at.—adj. Loath′ful, full of loathing, hate, or abhorrence: exciting loathing or disgust.—n. Loath′ing, extreme hate or disgust: abhorrence.—adj. hating.—adv. Loath′ingly.—adjs. Loath′ly, Loath′y (obs.), loathsome; Loath′some, exciting loathing or abhorrence: detestable.—adv. Loath′somely.—n. Loath′someness. [A.S. láðian—láð; cf. loath.]
The numerical value of loathe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of loathe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
I'd actually used the word I was trying to obscure. I was mortified by this, horrified. It is a word I loathe.
The only way to really improve it…is to have competition, the only other thing that works, I’m loathe to say, is for the regulatory environment to tighten up the service regulations that apply to the airlines.
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- ošklivit, hnusitCzech
- jälestama, vihkamaEstonian
- fuathaichScottish Gaelic
- abominare, detestare, aborrire, odiareItalian
- любить, ненавидеть, выноситьRussian
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