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loathly

1

[ lohth-lee, lohth- ]

adverb

  1. reluctantly; unwillingly.


loathly

2

[ lohth-lee, lohth- ]

adjective

, Archaic.
  1. loathsome; hideous; repulsive.

loathly

1

/ ˈləʊðlɪ /

adjective

  1. an archaic word for loathsome


loathly

2

/ ˈləʊθlɪ /

adverb

  1. with reluctance; unwillingly
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Word History and Origins

Origin of loathly1

before 1000; Middle English lothliche, Old English lāthlīce. See loath, -ly (adv. suffix)

Origin of loathly2

before 900; Middle English lothlic ( e ), Old English lāthlīc. See loath, -ly (adj. suffix)
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Example Sentences

He now looked upon him with a kind of horror, as upon some loathly and hardly human monster.

I followed Pickering rather loathly to where the companions of his travels were pacing to and fro in the crisp morning air.

Arthur listened and heard the far-off thunder of the loathly worm.

These insects were of an immense size, and of a loathly aspect.

I don't mean only from here,—I mean away from England, to loathly India.

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