[ lohth-fuh l ]
/ ˈloʊð fəl /


Scot. bashful; reluctant.
hateful; loathsome.

Origin of loathful

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

Related forms

un·loath·ful, adjective
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