Picture for LoathThe adjective loath is used to describe being extremely opposed to something. If you are loath to do something, you really don’t want to do it. If you are reluctant to go swimming, people will say you are loath to swim, but if they are really mean — they may throw you in anyway.

Pronunciation: lohth

Meanings of Loath

1. (Adj) unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse:

Master’s Tip to Learn Loath

Easy way to remember this word is to consider yourself as a child who is asked to go to school and is loath to go there.

Sentence examples for Loath:

1. To be loath to admit a mistake.
2. She is loath to give up her hard-earned liberty.
3. Yet now, that his time had come, I was loath to see him go.
4. Perhaps he was already known as a poet and a good story-teller whom the King was loath to lose.

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