loath


loath

adjective \ˈlōth, ˈth\\ˈth, ˈlōth\

: not wanting or willing to do something

Full Definition of LOATH

:  unwilling to do something contrary to one's ways of thinking :  reluctant
loath·ness noun

Variants of LOATH

loath also loth \ˈlōth, ˈth\ or loathe \ˈth, ˈlōth\

Examples of LOATH

  1. She was loath to admit her mistakes.
  2. <I was loath to accept his claim of having climbed Mount Everest.>

Origin of LOATH

Middle English loth loathsome, from Old English lāth; akin to Old High German leid loathsome, Old Irish lius loathing
First Known Use: 12th century

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