loathing

[ loh-thing ]
/ ˈloʊ ðɪŋ /

noun

strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.

Origin of loathing

First recorded in 1300–50, loathing is from the Middle English word lathynge. See loathe, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM loathing

loath·ing·ly, adverbself-loath·ing, adjective, noun

synonym study for loathing

Definition for loathing (2 of 2)

loathe
[ lohth ]
/ loʊð /

verb (used with object), loathed, loath·ing.

to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.

Origin of loathe

before 900; Middle English loth(i)en, lath(i)en, Old English lāthian, derivative of lāth loath

OTHER WORDS FROM loathe

loath·er, nounun·loathed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loathe

loath loathe loathsome
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British Dictionary definitions for loathing (1 of 2)

loathing
/ (ˈləʊðɪŋ) /

noun

abhorrence; disgust

Derived forms of loathing

loathingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for loathing (2 of 2)

loathe
/ (ləʊð) /

verb

(tr) to feel strong hatred or disgust for

Derived forms of loathe

loather, noun

Word Origin for loathe

Old English lāthiān, from loath
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