Examples of loathe in a Sentence
- 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
- How I loathed the look of that type on my pages! Everything I wrote seemed, in that type, arrhythmic, dull, stupid. —Joseph Epstein, The Middle of My Tether, 1983
- I loathed the job so much that I did it quickly, urgently, almost violently. —W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe, 1982
- Pushing the table from him while he spoke, as though he loathed the sight of food, he encountered the watch: the hands of which were almost upon noon. —Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, 1839
They were rivals who truly loathed each other.
I loathe having to do this.
It was a habit his wife loathed.
Recent Examples of loathe from the Web
The measure was widely loathed on Wall Street and among Republicans in Congress, who called it a gift to plaintiffs' attorneys.
The uncomfortable truth for progressives who loathe the Trump administration and wish to treat it as a malignant outlier on all things is that Sanders is right about this.
One element Dalton will always have on his side is a head coach who loathes quarterback controversy.
Letting diet culture kick in, and self loathing take over.
LaGuardia Airport’s multi-billion makeover—already into its second year—is on track to demolish the crumbling and outdated structure New Yorkers love to loathe, replacing it with a 21st-century version.
Loved by some and loathed by others, Yasiel Puig is playing some of the best baseball of his career in the 2017 playoffs.
This troublesome tree, described as unsuitable for Wisconsin, was unanimously loathed by the experts consulted for this story.
Yeon-sik Hong’s view of his younger self is unsparing and complex, neither self-loathing nor aggrandizing.
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Origin and Etymology of loathe
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsabhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate
Related Wordsdeplore, deprecate, disapprove (of), discountenance, disdain, disfavor, scorn
Near Antonymsdesire, fancy, favor, like, prefer; enjoy, relish; admire, adore, approve (of), esteem, hallow, idolize, revere, venerate, worship; cherish, prize, treasure
Synonym Discussion of loathe
- hated the enemy with a passion
- detests cowards
- a crime abhorred by all
- abominates all forms of violence
- loathed the mere sight of them
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