What does the word loth mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Strongly disinclined; reluctant.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Loath.

Usage examples for loth

  1. Now I am loth, I confess, to lose him, he having been the best friend I have had ever in this office. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. He would try them before resorting to the expedient of employing a detective, which he was loth to do until all other means failed. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  3. Spring came and passed while there, and they were loth to leave a place where they had been so happy; at last a sudden failure in Emily's health occurred, and Dr. Jeremy's peremptory command caused them to seek the country air. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins