Part of speech: adjective

Strongly disinclined; reluctant.

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Usage examples "loath":

  1. But now I don't see clear; and I'm loath to advise. - "Put Yourself in His Place", 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", 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", Marian Keith.