Loath

Pronunciation: [ lohth ]

Definition: adjective

unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse

Origin: Old English


Etymology: from lāth ‘hostile, spiteful’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leed, German Leid ‘sorrow’


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • afraid

  • hesitant

  • reluctant

  • unwilling

Antonyms:

  • eager

  • ready

  • willing

Example: He was loath to admit he made a mistake.

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