Search Result for "loath":
1. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom;
- Example: "a reluctant smile"
- Example: "loath to admit a mistake"
[syn: loath, loth, reluctant]
2. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed;
- Example: "antipathetic to new ideas"
- Example: "averse to taking risks"
- Example: "loath to go on such short notice"
- Example: "clearly indisposed to grant their request"
[syn: antipathetic, antipathetical, averse(p), indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Loath \Loath\ (l[=o]th), a. [OE. looth, loth, AS. l[=a][eth] hostile, odious; akin to OS. l[=a][eth], G. leid, Icel. lei[eth]r, Sw. led, G. leiden to suffer, OHG. l[imac]dan to suffer, go, cf. AS. l[imac][eth]an to go, Goth. leipan, and E. lead to guide.] 1. Hateful; odious; disliked. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part. [1913 Webster] Full loth were him to curse for his tithes. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "loath": afraid, apathetic, averse, backward, balking, balky, dilatory, disinclined, grudging, hesitant, indifferent, indisposed, laggard, perfunctory, reluctant, renitent, restive, slow, slow to, uneager, unenthusiastic, unwilling, unzealous