loathe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v loathe find repugnant "I loathe that man","She abhors cats"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loathe To dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate; to detest. "The secret which I loathe .""She loathes the vital sir."
    • v. i Loathe To feel disgust or nausea.
    • Loathe To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for. "Loathing the honeyed cakes, I Ionged for bread."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • loathe To be hateful or loathed; excite nausea, disgust, or abhorrence.
    • loathe To feel nausea, disgust, or abhorrence.
    • loathe To dislike greatly; hate; abhor.
    • loathe To cause to dislike or avoid; disgust.
    • loathe To feel disgust at; especially, to have an extreme aversion to, as food or drink.
    • loathe Synonyms Hate, Abhor, Detest, etc. See hate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Loathe lōth to dislike greatly, to feel disgust at
    • adj Loathe hating
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, ache, penury and imprisonment can lay on nature is a paradise, to what we fear of death.”
  • Marie Chapian
    Marie Chapian
    “Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “She's gone. I am abused, and my relief must be to loathe her.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes%20Jr.
    “We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. lāðian, to hate. See Loath

Usage

In literature:

Loathing him as I do, patience, patience!
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
I loathe pinching and scraping.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
He had come to loathe kidney.
"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)" by Arnold Bennett
But, nothing loath, Nicodemus bubbled into explanation.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Something that, when I tell her, will fill her with loathing and horror.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
Whether he desired it or loathed it was a question irrelevant.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
The captain gave respectful heed to these words, and was by no means loath to carry out his instructions.
"The Lord of Dynevor" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Our home in the woods has proved a shelter to us through such troublous days that Hilda and I are loath to leave it.
"Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune" by A. D. Crake
I loathe work: I want to 'do nothing forever and ever.
"Lady Connie" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Lady Henry returned the smile unwillingly, as one loath to acknowledge her own folly.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

Deep dread and loathing of her solitude
Fell on her, from which mood was born
Scorn of herself; again, from out that mood
Laughter at her self-scorn.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Ha, ha!" he said, "you loathe your ways,
You writhe at these my words of warning,
In agony your hands you raise."
(And so they did, for they were yawning.)
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"I loved her when a maid;
I loathe and love the wife
That warms another's bed:
Let him beware his life!"
The scholar's hand is stayed;
His pen becomes a knife
"Meditation on a Bone" by A D Hope
“Yea, now, do I bid you love me, love?
Love me or loathe, we are one not twain.
But God be praised in his heaven above
For this my pleasure and that my pain!
"Les Noyades" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Wan on the whirlwind, in loathing uplifting
Faces that loved once, forever they go,
TRISTAM and ISOLT, the lovers, go drifting,
The sullen laughter of Hell below.
"Tristram And Isolt" by Madison Julius Cawein
“My love, a darken'd conscience clothes
The world in sackcloth; and, I fear,
The stain of life this new heart loathes,
Still clouds my sight; but thine is clear.
" Stars and Moon" by Coventry Patmore

In news:

Fear and loathing in Grand Rapids .
Fear and loathing in Grand Rapids News Archive.
In fact, Henri explains in great detail why he loathes humans and any typical cat behavior, including that of his furry roommate.
Fear and loathing in the world of Canadian publishing.
Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right.
Fear and loathing in Grand Rapids.
Since the Heat have won the championship and LeBron has gradually become more likable, I have decided to disband that organization and start another called LOATHE .
Fear and loathing of los gatos.
Books Fear and Loathing at MOCA Tonight.
New Obama- loathing website debuts in time for election day.
Anjelah Johnson on YouTube, Loathing Watermelon, and the Man Who Inspired Bon Qui Qui.
From hope, change to fear, loathing .
Fear and Loathing in 19th-Century Chicago.
The Evolution of Fear and Loathing .
Well, I loved one and loathed the other - but which.
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In science:

But again: I am not so far gone in naturalism about persistence—I am loath to just dismiss the RDA on the grounds that quantum theory is first-order in time. A theory of persistence should accommodate classical continua, and this Subsection’s points do not bear directly on how it can do so.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
For many years, it has been put aside as having fulfilled its role: the loathed local variables models having been disposed of forever, one could peacefully concentrate on entanglement theory.
Device-independent bounds for Hardy's experiment
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