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See also: loath
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈləʊð/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈloʊð/
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- Rhymes: -əʊð
- To hate, detest, revile.
- I loathe scrubbing toilets.
- I absolutely loathe hydrangeas.
- Loathing the honeyed cakes, I Ionged for bread.
1850, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese:
- Quick-loving hearts, I thought, may quickly loathe
2003 October 13, The New Yorker:
- This movie is a historical achievement: Clint Eastwood, an icon of violence, has made us loathe violence as an obscenity. “Mystic River” hurts the way sad stories always hurt, but the craft and love with which it has been made transfigure pain into a moviegoer’s rapture
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:loathe.
hate, detest, revile
- loathe in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- loathe in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911