loathing

noun loath·ing \ ˈlō-t͟hiŋ \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of loathing

: extreme disgust : detestation
  • She regarded his hypocrisy with loathing.

Examples of loathing in a Sentence

  1. She expressed her intense loathing of his hypocrisy.

  2. She regarded his hypocrisy with loathing.

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First Known Use of loathing

14th century

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Definition of loathing for English Language Learners

  • : a very strong feeling of hatred or disgust


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Definition of loathing for Students

: very great dislike


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