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1. loath

adjective. ['ˈloʊθ'] unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom.

Synonyms

  • reluctant
  • unwilling

Antonyms

  • compliant
  • voluntary
  • atilt

Etymology

  • loth (English)
  • loth (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Loath

  • troth
  • sloth
  • growth
  • roath
  • noeth
  • goethe
  • both

Sentences with loath


1. Adjective
If you are loath to do calculations, there are degrees-to-grade conversion charts available online (see Resources).

Quotes about loath


1. I've been encouraging documentary filmmakers to use more and more humor, and they're loath to do that because they think if it's a documentary it has to be deadly serious - it has to be like medicine that you're supposed to take. And I think it's what keeps the mass audience from going to documentaries.
- Michael Moore

2. Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.
- John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

3. Only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith; Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come called charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise; but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far.
- John Milton

2. loath

adjective. ['ˈloʊθ'] (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed.

Synonyms

  • averse
  • disinclined
  • antipathetical
  • loth
  • antipathetic

Antonyms

  • well
  • affirmative
  • amicable
  • eager

Etymology

  • loth (English)
  • loth (Middle English (1100-1500))
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