loath, loth, reluctant(adj)
unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
"a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"
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"
unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined
I was loath to return to the office without the Henderson file.
hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant
Origin: From loth, from loth, from laþ
hateful; odious; disliked
filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part
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
Loth, lōth, adj. disliking: reluctant, unwilling.—adv. Loath′ly.—n. Loath′ness. [A.S. láð, hateful—líðan, to travel; Ger. leiden, suffer.]
altho, lotah, tolah
The numerical value of loath in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of loath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A lot of people are loath to believe any of the allegations, he's not, 'quote unquote,' that kind of person.
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.
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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