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
With that came a recognition that the Patriots were starting to look like the kind of year-to-year operation that Kraft loathed to run.
Not too long ago, Comey was loathed by people on both sides of the political aisle.
One of the earliest and most enduring Walking Dead characters in the show's history, Morgan has been through and seen it all: dead loved ones and loathed ones alike, the latter category often falling due to his own direct actions.
As Ted, Clarke, an Australian, avoids caricature, portraying Kennedy as a man who loathes, yet takes advantage of, the heavy expectations that fall on his shoulders.
As Ted, Clarke avoids caricature, portraying Kennedy as a man who loathes — yet takes advantage of — the heavy expectations that fall on his shoulders.
There are a lot of people who loathe Don Blankenship, the former head of Massey Energy.
But the idea that Cuomo and Trump are two sides of the same narcissistic coin — fair or unfair — is potentially corrosive for the governor in a party that’s mostly united in loathing the 45th president.
Kayla Kumiega, 19, of Downers Grove, loves the medical field but loathes the idea of having to deliver bad news to patients.
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Loath vs. Loathe
Many usage commentators point out that the spelling of loath the adjective is distinct from loathe, the verb that means "to dislike greatly." Merriam-Webster dictionaries record loathe (along with loth) as a variant spelling for the adjective, at the same time indicating that the spelling with an e is not as common as the form without it. Both words hark back to Old English, and the e ending in each has come and gone over the centuries - but if you want to avoid the ire of those who like to keep the language tidy, stick with loath for the adjective and loathe for the verb.
have it in for;
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
LOATHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loathe for English Language Learners
: to hate (someone or something) very much
LOATHE Defined for Kids
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