- strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.
Origin of loathing
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- to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.
Origin of loathe
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Examples from the Web for loathing
Why so many people are so eager to flaunt their musical bona fides by loathing Coldplay.Why Is It Cool to Hate Coldplay? A First Listen of New Album ‘Ghost Stories’
March 26, 2014
In the air is a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas vibe, a little campy, a little naughty and a lot raw.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas
January 16, 2014
Their loathing of Kennedy, of Washington liberals, of Martin Luther King Jr., makes for a perfect match.The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK
Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
October 3, 2013
He should instead be loathing the people who are trying to bring the government to a halt and trying to bring him down.Advice for Obama: Forget Bulworth. Try Rambo.
May 18, 2013
Perhaps Wiencek is so blinded by his loathing of Thomas Jefferson that he cannot see what is right in front of his eyes.What Did Thomas Jefferson Really Think About Slavery?
Jan Ellen Lewis
October 17, 2012
The lad was like a strippling Judas; his attitude filled Mortimer with loathing.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
She threw in Beauchene's face all the contempt and loathing that she had felt for him for years.Fruitfulness
The shoote is another distemper to which they are liable, and is attended with a violent cholic and the loathing of food.
We turn from it in loathing, and as we go we carry with us that from which we fly.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
Can you not conceive the fear that was in me that you should shrink away from me in loathing?Bardelys the Magnificent
- abhorrence; disgust
- (tr) to feel strong hatred or disgust for
Word Origin and History for loathing
"abhorrence," mid-14c., verbal noun from loathe.