loathliness

loathliness

(ˈləʊðlɪnəs)
n
an archaic word for loathsomeness
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Not from duty but from sympathetic compassion for the hag ("O, to spare her pain, / And let not his loathing her loathliness vain / Mirror too plain"), Gawain kisses her; and as in Chaucer, when a beauteous young woman suddenly appears and gives him a choice of whether she will be beautiful by day or night, he surrenders the choice to her.