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Loathest vs Loathes - What's the difference?

loathest | loathes |

As an adjective loathest

is (loath).

As a verb loathes is

(loathe).

loathest

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (loath)

  • loath

    English

    Alternative forms

    * loth (mostly UK)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined
  • I was loath to return to the office without the Henderson file.
  • * 1911 , (Jack London), The Whale Tooth
  • *:The frizzle-headed man-eaters were loath to leave their fleshpots so long as the harvest of human carcases was plentiful. Sometimes, when the harvest was too plentiful, they imposed on the missionaries by letting the word slip out that on such a day there would be a killing and a barbecue.
  • (obsolete) hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant
  • Usage notes

    * Often confused in meaning and pronunciation with loathe, a related transitive verb. * This spelling is about four times as common as "loth" in the UK and fifty times as common in the US.

    Synonyms

    * unwilling, reluctant, averse, disinclined

    Anagrams

    *

    loathes

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (loathe)
  • Anagrams

    *

    loathe

    English

    Verb

  • To hate, detest, revile.
  • I loathe scrubbing toilets.
    I absolutely loathe hydrangeas.
  • * Cowley
  • Loathing the honeyed cakes, I Ionged for bread.
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  • Usage notes

    Sometimes confused with the similarly-pronounced (loath), a related adjective.

    Synonyms

    * hate * detest * See also

    Derived terms

    * loathing * loathsome

    See also

    * abhor * despise * detest * dislike * hate * abominate