loathe | loathsome | loath

Exam frequency

Banks

medium

GRE

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

dislike greatly

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loathe - hate

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To ‘loathe’ means to hate somebody or something very much. It is usually characterized by disgust or intolerance, whether deserved or not. With this word, the spelling ‘loathe’ tends to be used with the verb form and the variant ‘loath’ is used for the adjective. The adjective expresses a strong disinclination to do something.

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Synonyms disinclined
Antonyms cherish,idolize,adore

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    1. I cannot even be in the same room as Jim. I simply loathe the man.
    2. It was a very engaging book with a number of lovable and loathable characters.
    3. I’m loath to leave that business when it’s in such a bad way. I feel that I should stay until things settle down again.
    4. Nancy is a loathsome character. That’s why nobody wants to work with her.

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