verb (used with object), loathed, loathing.
to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.

before 900; Middle English loth(i)en, lath(i)en, Old English lāthian, derivative of lāth loath

loather, noun
unloathed, adjective

loath, loathe, loathsome.

detest, abominate, hate.

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loathe (ləʊð)
(tr) to feel strong hatred or disgust for
[Old English lāthiān, from loath]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. laðian "to hate, to be disgusted with," from lað "hostile" (see loath). Cognate with O.S. lethon, O.N. leiða.
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Example sentences
It's also necessary for you to loathe yourself for facing the trouble you find
  yourself in.
But people loathe inflation even in moderate doses, where the evidence suggests
  it does little damage.
Having fun, mixing cultures, partying till dawn are all wonderful human
  activities that these dour murderers loathe.
It is fine if you want to say you loathe someone, but a bit of fairness might
  give ones case more gravitas.
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