less common spelling of loath

: unwilling to do something contrary to one's ways of thinking : reluctant
She was loath to admit her mistakes.

Examples of loth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many smaller marques are controlled by founders or their families, who are loth to sell in a downturn. The Economist, 20 June 2020 But Hammersmith Bridge happens to connect one wealthy part of London with another part, and the government is loth to be seen spending money for their benefit. The Economist, 8 May 2021 Australia long needed a public debate about China, but politicians were loth to broach one. The Economist, 8 May 2021

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“Loth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loth. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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variant of loath

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