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Definition of Loath


  1. Hateful; odious; disliked.
  2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.

Loath Quotations

It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
Samuel Johnson

I've been encouraging documentary filmmakers to use more and more humor, and they're loath to do that because they think if it's a documentary it has to be deadly serious - it has to be like medicine that you're supposed to take. And I think it's what keeps the mass audience from going to documentaries.
Michael Moore

I am always loath to use the world 'evil,' but if 'evil' is the reverse of 'live,' Guy de Rothschild is thoroughly evil. He stands for the opposite of life.
David Icke

People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages.
C. Wright Mills
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Loath Translations

loath in German is abgeneigt
loath in Italian is contrario
loath in Norwegian is uvillig
loath in Spanish is renuente

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