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loath Saltos de línea: loath
(also loth)

Definición de loath en inglés:


[predicative, 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.
reluctant, unwilling, disinclined, ill-disposed, not in the mood;


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


Although different in meaning, loath and loathe are often confused. Loath is an adjective (also spelled loth) meaningreluctant or unwilling’, as in I was loath to leave, whereas loathe is a verb meaningfeel intense dislike or disgust for’, as in she loathed him on sight.




Palabras que riman con loath

both, growth, oath, quoth, sloth, Thoth, troth

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