loathly

adjective
loath·​ly | \ ˈlōt͟h-lē How to pronounce loathly (audio) , ˈlōth- How to pronounce loathly (audio) \

Definition of loathly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

loathly

adverb
loath·​ly | \ ˈlōth-lē How to pronounce loathly (audio) , ˈlōt͟h- How to pronounce loathly (audio) \

Definition of loathly (Entry 2 of 2)

: not willingly : reluctantly

First Known Use of loathly

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Loathly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loathly. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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