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loathing

[ loh-thing ]
/ ˈloʊ ðɪŋ /
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noun

strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.

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Nearby words

loanshift, loanword, loath, loathe, loathful, loathing, loathingly, loathly, loathsome, loathsomely, loaves

Origin of loathing

First recorded in 1300–50, loathing is from the Middle English word lathynge. See loathe, -ing1
SYNONYMS FOR loathing
Related formsloath·ing·ly, adverbself-loath·ing, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for self-loathing

loathing

/ (ˈləʊðɪŋ) /

noun

abhorrence; disgust
Derived Formsloathingly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for self-loathing

loathing


n.

"abhorrence," mid-14c., verbal noun from loathe.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper