loth


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loth

 (lōth, lōth)
adj.
Variant of loath.

loth

(ləʊθ)
adj
a variant spelling of loath
ˈlothness n

loath

or loth

(loʊθ, loʊð)

adj.
unwilling; reluctant: to be loath to admit a mistake.
[before 900; Middle English loth, lath, Old English lāth hostile, hateful, c. Old Saxon lēth, Old High German leid, Old Norse leithr]
loath′ness, n.
syn: See reluctant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.loth - unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"
unwilling - not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"
2.loth - (usually followed by `to') strongly opposedloth - (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"
disinclined - unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval; "disinclined to say anything to anybody"

loth

see loath

loath

also loth
adjective
Not inclined or willing to do or undertake:
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The dashing young frigate captain, the man who in middle age was nothing loth to give chase single-handed in his seventy-four to a whole fleet, the man of enterprise and consummate judgment, the old Admiral of the Fleet, the good and trusted servant of his country under two kings and a queen, had felt correctly Nelson's influence, and expressed himself with precision out of the fulness of his seaman's heart.
I bowed and returned the pledge; beginning to perceive that it would be foolish to sit sulking for the misbehaviour of a pack of curs; besides, I felt loth to yield the fellow further amusement at my expense; since his humour took that turn.
But the hired man, though seldom loth to accept a meal not included in his wages, opened his stiff jaws to answer slowly: "I'm obliged to you, but I guess I'll go along back.
Now, in the first place, I should be loth to wait till to-morrow when I have the means of appeasing my hunger already before me: in the second place, the solid viands of to-day are more to my taste than the dainties that are promised me; in the third place, I don't see to-morrow's banquet, and how can I tell that it is not all a fable, got up by the greasy-faced fellow that is advising me to abstain in order that he may have all the good victuals to himself?
So you keep to the left, and you'll come right on it," said the peasant, unmistakably loth to let the travelers go, and eager to converse.
These social qualities, which Miss Sally first discovered by accident, gradually made such an impression upon her, that she would entreat Mr Swiveller to relax as though she were not by, which Mr Swiveller, nothing loth, would readily consent to do.
He lashed the horses on and they flew forward nothing loth into the open country, leaving the high citadel of Pylos behind them.
However, during this interval I confined myself pretty much at home; at least, being thus provided for, I made no adventures, no, not for a quarter of a year after he left me; but then finding the fund fail, and being loth to spend upon the main stock, I began to think of my old trade, and to look abroad into the street again; and my first step was lucky enough.
This thrust did in a most sudden sort close the king's mouth, and he could offer naught to turn the argument; and so, reluctant, and full loth to do you the discourtesy, he yet prayeth you to consider his per- plexed case, as noting how the matter stands, and name the calamity -- if so be you have determined the nature of it and the time of its coming.
After having conferred such benefits on you," said he, "I am loth indeed to work you such evil.
Nathless, Robin contented himself with parrying, and was loth to exert all his superior strength upon the lad.
It was so beautiful a day that he was loth to forecast evil, yet something must perforce have happened at the cottage, and that of a decisive nature; for here was Miss M'Glashan on her travels, with a small patrimony in brown paper parcels, and the old lady's bearing implied hot battle and unqualified defeat.