As much as those in other, wealthier capitals are loath to admit it, the future of Islam is apt to be written there.
These officials, however, are loath to talk about him on the record.
Obviously, not all gals feel this way, and even many of those who do would be loath to admit it.
The city was often loath to change companies, in part because it feared the disruption that canceling their routes might cause.
But the crisis gives the House Republicans a degree of leverage that they are loath to easily surrender.
I am loath to pronounce against anything: but it does force itself upon me that the author of these tracts has drawn a blank.
Joshua turned and took another step; but Gorman was loath to let him go.
One who is always digging dugouts is loath to leave the habitation which has cost him much labor in order to live in the open.
He would be loath to die until he had taught her to regret him.
Sue was loath to go, fearing she could not get back before you arrived, but you know your Aunt Clay and how 29 autocratic she is.
Old English lað "hated; hateful; hostile; repulsive," from Proto-Germanic *laithaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian leth "loathsome," Old Norse leiðr "hateful, hostile, loathed;" Middle Dutch lelijc, Dutch leelijk "ugly;" Old High German leid "sorrowful, hateful, offensive, grievous," German Leid "sorrow;" French laid "ugly," from Frankish *laid), from PIE root *leit- "to detest."
Weakened meaning "averse, disinclined" is attested from late 14c. Loath to depart, a line from some long-forgotten song, is recorded since 1580s as a generic term expressive of any tune played at farewells, the sailing of a ship, etc. Related: Loathness.