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loathe | loathsome | loath

loathe loathable loath loathsome
dislike greatly
  • How to Memorize
    • loathe - hate
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymscherish, idolize, adore,
  • Example(s)

      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.