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To loathe means to hate.
Loath means unwilling.
Writers occasionally confuse loath
. Their meanings are related as they both relate to not liking something.
is a verb
meaning to hate
. In fact, many consider it even stronger than to hate
. It can also be translated as to hate intensely
- She will eat just about anything, but she loathes celery.
- I loved the Army as an institution and loathed every single thing it required me to do.
Loath is an adjective
- She is loath to join because her friends play for a rival team.
- Magazines and newspapers are loath to discuss these types of deals publicly.
- At daybreak, when loathe to rise, have this thought in thy mind: I am rising for a man's work.
(should be loath)
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EVEN IN SPEECH
People confuse loathe
even when talking. Note:
- Loathe ends in a soft th sound. It rhymes with betroth.
- Loath ends in a hard th sound. It rhymes with the oath or both.
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