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Loath (?), a. [OE. looth, loth, AS. la hostile, odious; akin to OS. l, G. leid, Icel. leir, Sw. led, G. leiden to suffer, OHG. lidan to suffer, go, cf. AS. lian to go, Goth. leipan, and E. lead to guide.]

1.

Hateful; odious; disliked.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

2.

Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.

Full loth were him to curse for his tithes. Chaucer
.

Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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