1. loathe

verb. ['ˈloʊð'] find repugnant.


  • abominate
  • abhor
  • detest
  • execrate


  • benevolence
  • philogyny
  • like
  • sleep together


  • lothe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • laþian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Loathe

  • grothe
  • clothe
  • rothe
  • kothe
  • bothe

How do you pronounce loathe?

Pronounce loathe as loʊð.

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Sentences with loathe

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some people enjoy the taste of turkey liver, while others loathe it.

2. Verb, past tense
Felines loathe the smell and might do their "business" elsewhere.

Quotes about loathe

1. Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. I grew up at my grandmother's house, and she had a beautiful garden. I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding, which is what you do when you're a kid. I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens.
- Elton John

3. No matter how you care to define it, I do not identify with the local group. Planet, species, race, nation, state, religion, party, union, club, association, neighborhood improvement committee; I have no interest in any of it. I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.
- George Carlin, Brain Droppings