loathing

[ loh-thing ]
/ ˈloʊ ðɪŋ /

noun

strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.

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Origin of loathing

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

synonym study for loathing

See aversion.

OTHER WORDS FROM loathing

loath·ing·ly, adverbself-loathing, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for loathing

loathing
/ (ˈləʊðɪŋ) /

noun

abhorrence; disgust

Derived forms of loathing

loathingly, adverb
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