loathly

1
[ lohth-lee, lohth- ]
/ ˈloʊθ li, ˈloʊð- /
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adverb

reluctantly; unwillingly.

Origin of loathly

1
before 1000; Middle English lothliche, Old English lāthlīce. See loath, -ly (adv. suffix)

Definition for loathly (2 of 2)

loathly

2
[ lohth-lee, lohth- ]
/ ˈloʊð li, ˈloʊθ- /

adjective Archaic.

loathsome; hideous; repulsive.

Origin of loathly

2
before 900; Middle English lothlic(e), Old English lāthlīc. See loath, -ly (adj. suffix)
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British Dictionary definitions for loathly (1 of 2)

loathly

1
/ (ˈləʊθlɪ) /

adverb

with reluctance; unwillingly

British Dictionary definitions for loathly (2 of 2)

loathly

2
/ (ˈləʊðlɪ) /

adjective

an archaic word for loathsome
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Word Origin and History for loathly

loathly


adj.

Old English laðlic "hateful, horrible, unpleasant;" see loath + -ly (2). As an adverb, Old English laðlice.

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