Synonyms of loath in English:



  • 1 they were loath to take risks
    reluctant, unwilling, disinclined, ill-disposed; averse, opposed, resistant
    they were loath to take risks
    [Antonyms] willing

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loath, loathe
These two similar-looking words are understandably often confused, but they are quite different in meaning and usage. Loath is an adjective meaning ‘reluctant or unwilling,’ as in I was loath to leave , whereas loathe is a verb meaning ‘feel intense dislike or disgust for,’ as in she loathed him on sight

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