verb (used with object), loathed, loath·ing.
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Origin of loathe
OTHER WORDS FROM loatheloather, nounun·loathed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for loathe
He falls in love with Sophia, the fiancee of a co-worker whom he loathes.‘Liar’s Dictionary’ a fab, queer tale for lovers of language|Kathi Wolfe|January 29, 2021|Washington Blade
The aim of history class isn’t to get students to love or loathe their country.We teach students how to understand the U.S., not to love it — or hate it|Daniel Immerwahr|December 23, 2020|Washington Post
The dramatic language, bolstered by damaging emails unearthed by investigators, paints Zuckerberg as Silicon Valley’s leading villain, one whom the public might be persuaded to loathe, as some already do.Government’s antitrust case against Facebook seeks a villain in Mark Zuckerberg|Craig Timberg, Drew Harwell|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Democrats loathed him and Republicans loved him, with independents leaning more toward the former.Five falsehoods spurring Republican concern about the election|Philip Bump|October 15, 2020|Washington Post
Politicians loathe to prioritize as such, not just because it is difficult to do so but also because it deprives them of power.
It is loathed by some critics who find it patronizing, silly, and superficial.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And always in the background, evanescent but, in the end, accountable, is Rupert Murdoch—courted, feared and sometimes loathed.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Never mind that the actual Steve Jobs loathed school for much of his childhood.
The issue for the people of Egypt is that the security apparatus they loathed under Mubarak is still in place.
Crocs, the colorful clog company long loathed by fashionistas, has stubbed its toe again.
He loathed himself for submitting to her cruelty, for it was intentional cruelty—she made him writhe and suffer of set purpose.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
"Then I'll catch it," I said, laughing at his discomfiture, for I knew he loathed stirring porridge.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
It is but simple justice to the poor youth to state that he loathed and abhorred himself in consequence.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
What I actually did was to curse to myself at having to clean my teeth in bitterly cold water, something I have always loathed.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
Michael loathed Garrod, and resented his persistent instructions, his offers to solve lingering physical perplexities.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie