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.
He was hired by President Barack Obama and is loathed by congressional Republicans, who tried to impeach him in 2016.
Ken Zampese knew better than anyone that Mike Brown loathes change.
Even one set of early-morning indoor medicine ball slams is a great way to make your downstairs neighbors loathe you forever.
Wolves in Oregon hunt deer, elk, bighorn sheep and goats, but also can target livestock and are loathed by many livestock owners.
Whereas few questioned the war hero Washington, Adams and his successor, Thomas Jefferson, stirred and became immersed in vicious partisan politics both men professed to loathe.
Still, comments like these would cause that inner, self-loathing little girl to surface.
Trump openly loves himself as much as Nixon secretly loathed himself.
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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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