loth

[ lohth, lohth ]
/ loʊθ, loʊð /
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adjective

Definition for loth (2 of 2)

loath

or loth

[ lohth, lohth ]
/ loʊθ, loʊð /

adjective

unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse: to be loath to admit a mistake.

Origin of loath

before 900; Middle English loth, lath, Old English lāth hostile, hateful; cognate with Dutch leed, German leid sorry, Old Norse leithr hateful
SYNONYMS FOR loath
ANTONYMS FOR loath
Related formsloath·ness, nouno·ver·loath, adjectiveun·loath, adjectiveun·loath·ly, adverb
Can be confusedloath loathe loathsome
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British Dictionary definitions for loth (1 of 2)

loth

/ (ləʊθ) /

adjective

a variant spelling of loath
Derived Formslothness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for loth (2 of 2)

loath

loth

/ (ləʊθ) /

adjective

(usually foll by to) reluctant or unwilling
nothing loath willing
Derived Formsloathness or lothness, noun

Word Origin for loath

Old English lāth (in the sense: hostile); related to Old Norse leithr
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