[ lohth ]
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verb (used with object),loathed, loath·ing.
  1. to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.

Origin of loathe

First recorded before 900; Middle English loth(i)en, lath(i)en, Old English lāthian, derivative of lāth loath

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Opposites for loathe

Other words from loathe

  • loather, noun
  • un·loathed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for loathe


/ (ləʊð) /

  1. (tr) to feel strong hatred or disgust for

Origin of loathe

Old English lāthiān, from loath

Derived forms of loathe

  • loather, noun

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