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
There are long periods when she cordially loathes her whole family.
True, this would be a bit hypocritical, given that every journalist worthy of
  the name loathes flackery.
But it takes a real hater at this time of year to find and list all the people
  and team he loathes.
His biggest failure, however, is his inability to articulate a plausible
  alternative to the system he loathes.
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