Definición de loath en inglés:

loath

Saltos de línea: loath
Pronunciación: /ləʊθ
 
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(also loth)

adjetivo

[predic., with infinitive]
Reluctant; unwilling: I was loath to leave
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It made victims reluctant to prosecute, and juries loath to convict.
  • And among other things the poor pigeons, I perceive, were loth to leave their houses, but hovered about the balconies till they were some of them burned and fell down.
  • The ship now needs to be sold, but I would be loth to see it go through the courts as in that case other parties would benefit - and not the men.
Sinónimos
reluctant, unwilling, disinclined, ill-disposed, not in the mood; hesitant; against, averse, opposed, resistant, hostile, antagonistic; resisting

Origen

Old English lāth 'hostile, spiteful', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leed, German Leid 'sorrow'.

Uso

Although different in meaning, loath and loathe are often confused. Loath is an adjective (also spelled loth) 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.

Derivativos

loathness

sustantivo

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