The definition of loath is someone or something unwilling or reluctant.(adjective)
An example of loath is someone not wanting to leave a party, they are loath to leave the party.
See loath in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME loth < OE lath, hostile, hateful, akin to Ger leid, sorrow (orig. adj.) < IE base *leit-, to detest, abhor > Gr aleitēs, sinner
See loath in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English loth, displeasing, loath
Origin: , from Old English lāth, hateful, loathsome.
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