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loathe

 (lōth)
tr.v. loathed, loath·ing, loathes
To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.

[Middle English lothen, from Old English lāthian.]

loath′er n.
loath′ing·ly adv.

loathe

(ləʊð)
vb
(tr) to feel strong hatred or disgust for
[Old English lāthiān, from loath]
ˈloather n

loathe

(loʊð)

v.t. loathed, loath•ing.
to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor.
[before 900; Middle English loth(i)en, lath(i)en, Old English lāthian]

loathe


Past participle: loathed
Gerund: loathing

Imperative
loathe
loathe
Present
I loathe
you loathe
he/she/it loathes
we loathe
you loathe
they loathe
Preterite
I loathed
you loathed
he/she/it loathed
we loathed
you loathed
they loathed
Present Continuous
I am loathing
you are loathing
he/she/it is loathing
we are loathing
you are loathing
they are loathing
Present Perfect
I have loathed
you have loathed
he/she/it has loathed
we have loathed
you have loathed
they have loathed
Past Continuous
I was loathing
you were loathing
he/she/it was loathing
we were loathing
you were loathing
they were loathing
Past Perfect
I had loathed
you had loathed
he/she/it had loathed
we had loathed
you had loathed
they had loathed
Future
I will loathe
you will loathe
he/she/it will loathe
we will loathe
you will loathe
they will loathe
Future Perfect
I will have loathed
you will have loathed
he/she/it will have loathed
we will have loathed
you will have loathed
they will have loathed
Future Continuous
I will be loathing
you will be loathing
he/she/it will be loathing
we will be loathing
you will be loathing
they will be loathing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been loathing
you have been loathing
he/she/it has been loathing
we have been loathing
you have been loathing
they have been loathing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been loathing
you will have been loathing
he/she/it will have been loathing
we will have been loathing
you will have been loathing
they will have been loathing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been loathing
you had been loathing
he/she/it had been loathing
we had been loathing
you had been loathing
they had been loathing
Conditional
I would loathe
you would loathe
he/she/it would loathe
we would loathe
you would loathe
they would loathe
Past Conditional
I would have loathed
you would have loathed
he/she/it would have loathed
we would have loathed
you would have loathed
they would have loathed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.loathe - find repugnantloathe - find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"
detest, hate - dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"

loathe

verb hate, dislike, despise, detest, abhor, abominate, have a strong aversion to, find disgusting, execrate, feel repugnance towards, not be able to bear or abide The two men loathe each other.

loathe

verb
To regard with extreme dislike and hostility:
Translations
يَتَقَزَّز، يَكْرَهيَكْرَهُ
hnusithnusit siošklivitštítit se
afsky
halveksiainhota
prezirati
hafa óbeit á; fyrirlíta
ひどく嫌う
몹시 싫어하다
ienīstizjust pretīgumuneieredzēt
avsky
เกลียดชัง
ghê tởm

loathe

[ləʊð] VT [+ thing, person] → detestar, odiar
I loathe doing itdetesto or odio hacerlo
he loathes being correcteddetesta que se le corrija

loathe

[ˈləʊð] vtdétester, avoir en horreur
I loathe her → Je la déteste.
to loathe each other → se détester
to loathe doing sth → détester faire qch

loathe

vt thing, personverabscheuen; modern art, spinach, jazz etcnicht ausstehen können; I loathe the ideadie Vorstellung ist mir zuwider; I loathe doing it (in general) → ich hasse es, das zu tun; (on particular occasion) → es ist mir zuwider, das zu tun

loathe

[ləʊð] vt (thing, person) → detestare, odiare
I loathe doing it → detesto farlo
to loathe sb's doing sth → detestare che qn faccia qc

loathe

(ləuð) verb
to hate very much.
ˈloathing noun
great dislike and disgust.
ˈloathsome adjective
horrible.

loathe

يَكْرَهُ štítit se afsky verabscheuen απεχθάνομαι aborrecer halveksia exécrer prezirati detestare ひどく嫌う 몹시 싫어하다 verafschuwen avsky nienawidzić detestar чувствовать отвращение avsky เกลียดชัง tiksinmek ghê tởm 厌恶
References in classic literature ?
For ten months I've loathed it all, I've loathed the work, I've loathed the office, I loathe Loudon.
Doubtless she hated and loathed him as he hated and loathed himself when he let his mind dwell upon it.
Only once before had he fought to the death, but that once had taught him the love of it, and ever after until his death it marked his manner of fighting; so that men who loathed and hated and feared him were as one with those who loved him in acknowledging that never before had God joined in the human frame absolute supremacy with the sword and such utter fearlessness.
When I think that but for this man my father might still have been alive, might have lived to know how much I loathed those who sent him into exile - well, I feel then that there is nothing in the world I would not do to crush him
The mad passions of a hunted animal stirred within him, and he loathed the man who was seated at the table, more than in his whole life he had ever loathed anything.
And yet, by the constitution of his nature, he loved the truth, and loathed the lie, as few men ever did.
He was thinking of that other woman who, forty years ago, had stood before this beast, and could I have spoken a word into his ear at that moment the reign of Tal Hajus would have been over; but finally he also strode from the room, not knowing that he left his own daughter at the mercy of the creature he most loathed.
A third week went by, and Martin loathed himself, and loathed life.
The high profile tainted legacy of the confessed child sex offender and former Lostprohets frontman was something that people now loathed, he claimed.
After all, any "opposition" that would take money and support from a foreign government, thus turning itself into a de facto fifth column, deserves to be loathed.