What does the word loath mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Strongly disinclined; reluctant.

Usage examples for loath

  1. But now I don't see clear; and I'm loath to advise. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. Adam Lambert, after his uncivil greeting of his lodger, had already turned his back on him, loath to have further speech with a man whom he hated and despised. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  3. He was leaving for only a short time, but the old people were loath to see him go. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
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