loth

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loth (comparative lother, superlative lothest)

  1. (UK, rare) Alternative form of loath
    I was loth to return to the office without the Henderson file.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often confused in meaning and pronunciation with loathe.
  • The loath spelling is about four times more common in the UK and about fifty times more common in the US.
  • This spelling had more currency in the US in the 19th century, appearing in Webster's 1828 dictionary, but not the 1913 edition.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English lāþ (hateful)

Adjective[edit]

loth

  1. Hateful; evil.
  2. Reluctant.

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Noun[edit]

loth f (genitive lotha, plural lothan)

  1. colt, foal
  2. filly