Definition of loathe in English:

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Pronunciation: /lōT͟H/


[with object]
Feel intense dislike or disgust for: she loathed him on sight
More example sentences
  • An intensely private man, he loathes the press and hates media criticism.
  • They learn to harness their powers and fight for the very world which hates and loathes them.
  • Naturally, and by tradition, this means it's always been loathed and despised by the rest of Scotland.
hate, detest, abhor, execrate, have a strong aversion to, feel repugnance toward, not be able to bear/stand, be repelled by
hatred, hate, detestation, abhorrence, abomination, execration, odium;
antipathy, dislike, hostility, animosity, ill feeling, bad feeling, malice, animus, enmity, aversion;



Example sentences
  • It seemed absurd in many ways, yet I was trying my hardest to keep in step with the my fellow loathers and any slip off the edge of anti-Americanism would get me a tongue lashing from one person or another.
  • It's so light and tasty, I've even convinced avid spinach loathers.
  • If we look at racism then, despite all the self loathers, there is a good deal less racism nowadays than when I was a teenager.


Old English lāthian, of Germanic origin; related to loath.

Words that rhyme with loathe

betroth, clothe

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Syllabification: loathe

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