- loathe: [OE] Loathe originated as a derivative of the adjective loath or loth [OE]. This originally meant ‘hostile’ or ‘loathsome’, and goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *laithaz, which also produced Swedish led ‘fed up’ and German leid ‘sorrow’, and was borrowed into the Romance languages, giving French laid and Italian laido ‘ugly’.
- loathe (v.)
- Old English laðian "to hate, to be disgusted with," from lað "hostile" (see loath). Cognate with Old Saxon lethon, Old Norse leiða. Related: Loathed; loathing.
- 1. I loathe negativity. I can't stand people who moan.
- 2. The two men loathe each other.
- 3. I loathe modern art.
- 4. I loathe having to get up so early in the morning!
- 5. You loathe the smell of greasy food when you are seasick.
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