- Loathe is defined as to intensely dislike someone or something.
An example of loathe is how a person who mosquitoes love to bite feels about mosquitoes.
transitive verbloathed loathed, loath·ing, loathes
Origin of loatheMiddle English lothen, from Old English lāthian.
(third-person singular simple present loathes, present participle loathing, simple past and past participle loathed)
From Middle English lothe, from Old English lÄÃ¾ian. Cognate with Old Norse leiÃ°ask (> Danish ledes, Icelandic leiÃ°ast) (all reflexive), German leiden.