loathe

  • 1 Loathe — (l[=o][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loathed} (l[=o][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Loathing}.] [AS. l[=a][eth]ian to hate. See {Loath}.] 1. To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for. [1913 Webster] Loathing the honeyed cakes, I Ionged for bread. Cowley …

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  • 2 loathe — [ləuð US louð] v [T not in progressive] [: Old English; Origin: lathian, from lath; LOATH] to hate someone or something very much = ↑detest ▪ He loathes their politics. loathe doing sth ▪ I absolutely loathe shopping …

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  • 3 Loathe — Loathe, v. i. To feel disgust or nausea. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 loathe — [ louð ] verb transitive to dislike someone or something very much: DETEST: I loathe having to get out of bed so early on a Saturday. She simply loathes her ex husband …

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  • 5 loathe — index contemn, disdain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 loathe to — index contra Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 loathe — (v.) O.E. laðian to hate, to be disgusted with, from lað hostile (see LOATH (Cf. loath)). Cognate with O.S. lethon, O.N. leiða. Related: Loathed; LOATHING (Cf. loathing) …

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  • 8 loathe — abominate, detest, abhor, *hate Analogous words: *despise, contemn, scorn, disdain: refuse, reject, spurn, repudiate, *decline: *recoil, shrink, flinch, blench, quail Antonyms: dote on Contrasted words: *like, love, relish, fancy, enjoy: * …

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  • 9 loathe — [v] dislike strongly abhor, abominate, be allergic to*, be down on, decline, despise, detest, execrate, feel repugnance, find disgusting, hate, have aversion to, have no use for*, refuse, reject, repudiate, revolt, spurn; concept 29 Ant. like,… …

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  • 10 loathe — ► VERB ▪ feel hatred or disgust for. DERIVATIVES loather noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to LOATH(Cf. ↑loath) …

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  • 11 loathe — [lōth] vt. loathed, loathing [ME lothen < OE lathian, to be hateful < base of lath: see LOATH] to feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest SYN. HATE loather n …

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  • 12 loathe — UK [ləʊð] / US [loʊð] verb [transitive] Word forms loathe : present tense I/you/we/they loathe he/she/it loathes present participle loathing past tense loathed past participle loathed to dislike someone or something very much I loathe having to… …

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  • 13 loathe — v. 1) to loathe deeply, intensely 2) (G) he loathes working * * * [ləʊð] intensely (G) he loathes working to loathe deeply …

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  • 14 loathe — [[t]lo͟ʊð[/t]] loathes, loathing, loathed VERB If you loathe something or someone, you dislike them very much. [V n] The two men loathe each other... [V ing] She loathed being the child of impoverished labourers. Syn: detest …

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  • 15 loathe — verb (transitive not in progressive) to hate someone or something very much: Lucinda loathes spiders. | loathe doing sth: I absolutely loathe travelling …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 loathe — loather, n. /lohdh/, v.t., loathed, loathing. to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip. [bef. 900; ME loth(i)en, lath(i)en, OE lathian, deriv. of lath LOATH] Syn. detest, abominate, hate. Ant.… …

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  • 17 loathe — verb /ˈləʊð,ˈloʊð/ To hate, detest, revile. I loathe scrubbing toilets. Syn: hate, detest …

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  • 18 loathe — See loath, loathe …

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  • 19 loathe — [OE] Loathe originated as a derivative of the adjective loath or loth [OE]. This originally meant ‘hostile’ or ‘loathsome’, and goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *laithaz, which also produced Swedish led ‘fed up’ and German leid ‘sorrow’, and… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 loathe — verb I loathe their so called music Syn: hate, detest, abhor, execrate, have a strong aversion to, feel repugnance toward, not be able to bear/stand, be repelled by See note at despise Ant: love …

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