loathing

[loh-thing]
noun
strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English lathynge. See loathe, -ing1

loathingly, adverb
self-loathing, adjective, noun


abhorrence; hatred. See aversion.
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loathe

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

Origin:
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.


like.
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loathe (ləʊð)
 
vb
(tr) to feel strong hatred or disgust for
 
[Old English lāthiān, from loath]
 
'loather
 
n

loathing (ˈləʊðɪŋ)
 
n
abhorrence; disgust
 
'loathingly
 
adv

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loathe
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 much more fun for the students to lob their loathing at each other, and it
  works every time.
No one predicted that her reign would be remembered by many with loathing.
Yet my home heating bill remains an object of fear and loathing.
They blab about loving or loathing a film, point out trivia or errata, and poke
  fun at bad acting or direction.
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