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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"


  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

How to pronounce LOATH?

  1. Alex
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How to say LOATH in sign language?

  1. loath


  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

Examples of LOATH in a Sentence

  1. Robert Besseling:

    Ideologically, the EFF is closer to the ANC, though it will be loath to support the ANC which it has acrimoniously opposed in the National Assembly.

  2. Brad Bennett:

    I don't think that is likely, they are loath to disrupt someone seen as an innovator. Those are the type of people who get the greatest benefit of the doubt.

  3. Tamara Winfrey Harris:

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

  4. 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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