Definition of loathing
: extreme disgust : detestation She regarded his hypocrisy with loathing.
Examples of loathing in a Sentence
She expressed her intense loathing of his hypocrisy.
She regarded his hypocrisy with loathing.
Recent Examples of loathing from the Web
A problematic script nearly spoils the fun, but Murray keeps the fear and loathing interesting.
O'Shea's references come from pop culture, mostly '90s and early '00s film and music, and are all either conspicuously on the nose (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Strokes) or unexpectedly unfashionable (Beetlejuice, Faith No More).
So, why not get reacquainted with Larry David's brilliant comedy about the most self-loathing, shameless, selfish, socially clueless character perhaps TV has ever seen: Larry David.
MARTINVILLE, La. — Espinola Quinn views her quaint Louisiana town with a mix of love and loathing.
Most of them still voice loathing for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative leader who smashed the power of coal miners’ unions in the 1980s and whom many here still blame for the mines’ eventual closure.
Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, 35, offered an apology full of self-loathing during his sentencing on 29 felony and misdemeanor charges in the attacks on Christy Mack and Corey Thomas.
Ultimately, the fear and loathing Langhorne bred in competitors was its downfall.
Naturally, the kids hate each other, and naturally this defensive loathing rapidly gives way to something even more irksome for the grown-ups.
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First Known Use of loathing
LOATHING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loathing for English Language Learners
: a very strong feeling of hatred or disgust
LOATHING Defined for Kids
Definition of loathing for Students
: very great dislike
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