loathful

[ lohth-fuh l ]
/ ˈloʊð fəl /
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adjective

Scot. bashful; reluctant.
hateful; loathsome.

Nearby words

  1. loansharking,
  2. loanshift,
  3. loanword,
  4. loath,
  5. loathe,
  6. loathing,
  7. loathingly,
  8. loathly,
  9. loathsome,
  10. loathsomely

Origin of loathful

First recorded in 1400–50, loathful is from the late Middle English word lothfull. See loath, -ful

Related formsun·loath·ful, adjective

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