What does loathe mean?

Definitions for loatheloʊð

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word loathe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate(verb)

    find repugnant

    "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

Wiktionary

  1. loathe(Verb)

    To hate, detest, revile.

  2. Origin: From lothe, from laþian. Cognate with Old Norse leiða ( > Danish lede, Icelandic leiðast ) (all reflexive), German leiden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loathe(verb)

    to feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for

  2. Loathe(verb)

    to dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate

  3. Loathe(verb)

    to feel disgust or nausea

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loathe

    th, 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. láðianláð; cf. loath.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loathe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loathe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Franoise Mallet-Joris:

    Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.

  2. August Strindberg:

    I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.

  3. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.

  4. Jeremy Clarkson:

    I'd actually used the word I was trying to obscure. I was mortified by this, horrified. It is a word I loathe.

  5. James Thurber:

    I loathe the expression What makes him tick. It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.

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