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loathly

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[ lohth-lee, lohth- ]
/ ˈloʊθ li, ˈloʊð- /
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adverb
reluctantly; unwillingly.
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Origin of loathly

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

Other definitions for loathly (2 of 2)

loathly2
[ lohth-lee, lohth- ]
/ ˈloʊð li, ˈloʊθ- /

adjective Archaic.
loathsome; hideous; repulsive.

Origin of loathly

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before 900; Middle English lothlic(e), Old English lāthlīc.See loath, -ly (adj. suffix)
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How to use loathly in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for loathly (1 of 2)

loathly1
/ (ˈləʊθlɪ) /

adverb
with reluctance; unwillingly

British Dictionary definitions for loathly (2 of 2)

loathly2
/ (ˈləʊðlɪ) /

adjective
an archaic word for loathsome
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