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loathly

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adjective loath·ly \ˈlōth-lē, ˈlōth-\

Definition of loathly

First Known Use of loathly

before 12th century


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loathly

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adverb loath·ly \ˈlōth-lē, ˈlōth-\

Definition of loathly

  1. :  not willingly :  reluctantly

First Known Use of loathly

15th century


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