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loath

Synonyms of loath in English:

adjective

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