- The definition of loath is someone or something unwilling or reluctant.
An example of loath is someone not wanting to leave a party, they are loath to leave the party.
loath definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English loth ; from Old English lath, hostile, hateful, akin to German leid, sorrow (orig. adjective ) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form leit-, to detest, abhor from source Classical Greek aleitēs, sinner
- loathness noun
loath definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English loth, displeasing, loath, from Old English lāth, hateful, loathsome.
loath - Phrases/Idioms