verb \ˈth\

: to hate (someone or something) very much


Full Definition of LOATHE

transitive verb
:  to dislike greatly and often with disgust or intolerance :  detest
loath·er noun

Examples of LOATHE

  1. They were rivals who truly loathed each other.
  2. I loathe having to do this.
  3. It was a habit his wife loathed.
  4. In fact, he was an energetic walker his whole life, but he loathed fresh-air fiends and he was rather stuck on the idea of being dissolute. —Paul Theroux, New York Times Book Review, 21 Apr. 1991

Origin of LOATHE

Middle English lothen, from Old English lāthian to dislike, be hateful, from lāth
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with LOATHE


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