from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unwilling or reluctant; disinclined: I am loath to go on such short notice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined
- adj. hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hateful; odious; disliked.
- adj. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hateful; disliked; detested.
- Feeling extreme unwillingness or aversion; very unwilling; reluctant; averse.
- n. Evil; harm; injury.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
- adj. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
Middle English loth, displeasing, loath, from Old English lāth, hateful, loathsome.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From loth, from Middle English loth ("disinclined"; "loathsome"), from Old English lāþ ("loathsome", "evil") (Wiktionary)