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American English: /loʊθ/
, /loʊð/
British English: /ləʊθ/


  • (predicative) to be loath to + infinitive
    resistirse a + infinitive
    I'm loath to admit it, but …
    me resisto a admitirlo, pero …
    me cuesta admitirlo, pero …
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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