What does loath mean?

Definitions for loath
loʊθ, loʊðloath

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loath, loth, reluctantadjective

    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)adjective

    (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. loathadjective

    unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined

    I was loath to return to the office without the Henderson file.

    Etymology: From loth, from loth, from laþ

  2. loathadjective

    hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant

    Etymology: From loth, from loth, from laþ

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loathadjective

    hateful; odious; disliked

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Loathadjective

    filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part

    Etymology: [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.]

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  1. altho, lotah, tolah

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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

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. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner:

    China is in a position to veto and stub out any effort by United States to pass a resolution against it in the The United Nations Security Council, as an economic powerhouse with the ability to punish smaller countries that rely on its trade and markets, most of the 190 countries that are part of General Assembly would be loath to join in a U.S.-sponsored resolution that would condemn China for its role in the pandemic.

  4. Tamara Winfrey Harris:

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

  5. 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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