loath
[ lohth, lohth ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from lāth ‘hostile, spiteful’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leed, German Leid ‘sorrow’
Synonyms
  • afraid
  • hesitant
  • reluctant
  • unwilling
Antonyms
  • eager
  • ready
  • willing
Definition
unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse
Example
He was loath to admit he made a mistake.
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