verb (used with object), loathed, loath·ing.
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Origin of loathe
OTHER WORDS FROM loatheloather, nounun·loathed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for loathe
This image was nourished by the British press he came to loathe.Prince Philip, royal consort to Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99|Adrian Higgins|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
It was one of the few spinoffs tolerated by the author, who generally loathed the merchandising of her work.Beverly Cleary, beloved author who chronicled schoolyard scrapes and feisty kids, dies at 104|Harrison Smith, Becky Krystal|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
He is loathe to talk to the press, and fiercely protective of his personal life.How Ken Griffin’s Citadel transformed financial markets|Roya Wolverson|February 18, 2021|Quartz
To make it big, Ron and Russell had to change their band’s name—an early manager, knowing how much they loved the Marx Brothers, suggested The Sparks Brothers, a name they loathed and successfully shortened.The Sparks Brothers, a Sundance Delight, Tells the Grand Story of This Enduringly Enigmatic Art-Pop Duo|Stephanie Zacharek|February 3, 2021|Time
Republicans loathe public sector unions—unless they represent cops or firefighters.
I may loathe what Richard Spencer has to say, but I will defend, unequivocally, his right to say it.American Racist Richard Spencer Gets to Play the Martyr in Hungary|James Kirchick|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Consider Spirit Airlines, the dirt-cheap carrier everyone loves to loathe.
As well as cheese and crustaceans, many people apparently loathe vegetables—which I cannot comprehend.
But at least Obama does seem to genuinely loathe the sucking up required to grease the wheels.
But deep in her heart she would loathe him, as only women can hate for a failing they never forgive.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
I began to loathe the food, and the horrible cruelty to the women frequently sickened me.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
You don't seem to realise what an utter beast he's been, and how we all loathe him for treating you—yes, you—like this.Happy House|Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
I hate him—I hate him as much as I loathe myself for ever condescending to follow him.Riders of the Silences|John Frederick
I shall begin to hate my books and to loathe my little cabin.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan