- reluctantly; unwillingly.
Origin of loathly1
- loathsome; hideous; repulsive.
Origin of loathly2
Examples from the Web for loathly
Historical Examples of loathly
No living thing would that loathly one leave as aloft it flew.Beowulf
She was unconscious of the loathly business the Colonel was transacting.Captain Blood
And perhaps not one a day deserved death so much as that loathly fellow.Five Tales
He came to see us when we had scarlatina, and gave us some loathly medicine!The Youngest Girl in the Fifth
Theirs is now the only voice of Summer, as though they were loathly in the mouth of Summer's carcase.Old Junk
H. M. Tomlinson
- with reluctance; unwillingly
- an archaic word for loathsome