Loath

Loath

(lth), a. [OE. looth, loth, AS. l hostile, odious; akin to OS. l, G. leid, Icel. leir, Sw. led, G. leiden to suffer, OHG. ldan to suffer, go, cf. AS. lan to go, Goth. leipan, and E. lead to guide.] 1. Hateful; odious; disliked. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.
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Full loth were him to curse for his tithes.
Chaucer.
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Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content.
Shak.
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