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n.1.Unwillingness; reluctance.
A general silence and loathness to speak.
- Bacon.
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An unspoken reason for donor passivity is loathness to antagonize the Hun Sen government and drive it further into China's embrace.
22) In the next breath, the court proclaims its loathness to interfere with "the prerogative of Congress to determine the jurisdiction of the district courts," (23) leading to a holding finding no right of action.