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Meaning of LOATH

Pronunciation:  lowth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"; "unwilling to face facts"
 

LOATH is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: loth, reluctant, unwilling
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Loath\ (l[=o]th), a. [OE. looth, loth, AS. l[=a]?
hostile, odious; akin to OS. l[=a][eth], G. leid, Icel.
lei[eth]r, Sw. led, G. leiden to suffer, OHG. l[=i]dan to
suffer, go, cf. AS. l[=i][eth]an to go, Goth. leipan, and E.
lead to guide.]
1. Hateful; odious; disliked. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling;
   reluctant; as, loath to part.

         Full loth were him to curse for his tithes.
                                               --Chaucer.

         Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content.
                                               --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: afraid, apathetic, averse, backward, balking, balky, dilatory, disinclined, grudging, hesitant, indifferent, indisposed, laggard, perfunctory, reluctant, renitent, restive, slow, slow to, uneager, unenthusiastic, unwilling, unzealous
 

 

 

 

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