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loathe

[lohth] /loʊð/
verb (used with object), loathed, loathing.
1.
to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor:
I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.
Origin of loathe
900
before 900; Middle English loth(i)en, lath(i)en, Old English lāthian, derivative of lāth loath
Related forms
loather, noun
unloathed, adjective
Can be confused
loath, loathe, loathsome.
Synonyms
detest, abominate, hate.
Antonyms
like.
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loathe

/ləʊð/
verb
1.
(transitive) to feel strong hatred or disgust for
Derived Forms
loather, noun
Word Origin
Old English lāthiān, from loath
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Word Origin and History for loathe
v.

Old English laðian "to hate, to be disgusted with," from lað "hostile" (see loath). Cognate with Old Saxon lethon, Old Norse leiða. Related: Loathed; loathing.

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