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Ah, no, far be from me a thought which I loathe like poison.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Meaning of "loathe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LOATHE

Old English lāthiān, from loath.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LOATHE

loathe  [ləʊð] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LOATHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Loathe is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb loathe in English.

WHAT DOES LOATHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hatred

Hatred is a deep and emotional extreme dislike. It can be directed against individuals, entities, objects, or ideas. Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger and a disposition towards hostility. Commonly held moral rules, such as the Golden Rule, oppose hatred towards others.

Definition of loathe in the English dictionary

The definition of loathe in the dictionary is to feel strong hatred or disgust for.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LOATHE

PRESENT

Present
I loathe
you loathe
he/she/it loathes
we loathe
you loathe
they loathe
Present continuous
I am loathing
you are loathing
he/she/it is loathing
we are loathing
you are loathing
they are loathing
Present perfect
I have loathed
you have loathed
he/she/it has loathed
we have loathed
you have loathed
they have loathed
Present perfect continuous
I have been loathing
you have been loathing
he/she/it has been loathing
we have been loathing
you have been loathing
they have been loathing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I loathed
you loathed
he/she/it loathed
we loathed
you loathed
they loathed
Past continuous
I was loathing
you were loathing
he/she/it was loathing
we were loathing
you were loathing
they were loathing
Past perfect
I had loathed
you had loathed
he/she/it had loathed
we had loathed
you had loathed
they had loathed
Past perfect continuous
I had been loathing
you had been loathing
he/she/it had been loathing
we had been loathing
you had been loathing
they had been loathing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will loathe
you will loathe
he/she/it will loathe
we will loathe
you will loathe
they will loathe
Future continuous
I will be loathing
you will be loathing
he/she/it will be loathing
we will be loathing
you will be loathing
they will be loathing
Future perfect
I will have loathed
you will have loathed
he/she/it will have loathed
we will have loathed
you will have loathed
they will have loathed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been loathing
you will have been loathing
he/she/it will have been loathing
we will have been loathing
you will have been loathing
they will have been loathing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would loathe
you would loathe
he/she/it would loathe
we would loathe
you would loathe
they would loathe
Conditional continuous
I would be loathing
you would be loathing
he/she/it would be loathing
we would be loathing
you would be loathing
they would be loathing
Conditional perfect
I would have loathe
you would have loathe
he/she/it would have loathe
we would have loathe
you would have loathe
they would have loathe
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been loathing
you would have been loathing
he/she/it would have been loathing
we would have been loathing
you would have been loathing
they would have been loathing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you loathe
we let´s loathe
you loathe
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to loathe
Past participle
loathed
Present Participle
loathing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LOATHE


beclothe
bɪˈkləʊð
betroth
bɪˈtrəʊð
clothe
kləʊð
enclothe
ɪnˈkləʊð
reclothe
riːˈkləʊð
unclothe
ʌnˈkləʊð
underclothe
ˈʌndəˌkləʊð
zeroth
ˈzɪərəʊð

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LOATHE

loanable
loanback
Loanda
loanee
loaner
loaning
loanshift
loath
loathedness
loather
loathful
loathfulness
loathing
loathingly
loathliness
loathly
loathness
loathsome
loathsomely
loathsomeness

WORDS THAT END LIKE LOATHE

bathe
bench lathe
breathe
capstan lathe
embathe
enswathe
lathe
outbreathe
rathe
scathe
sheathe
spathe
sunbathe
swathe
turning lathe
turret lathe
unsheathe
unswathe
unwreathe
wreathe

Synonyms and antonyms of loathe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LOATHE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «loathe» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of loathe

Translation of «loathe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LOATHE

Find out the translation of loathe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of loathe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «loathe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

厌恶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aborrecer
570 millions of speakers

English

loathe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घृणा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَكْرَهُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чувствовать отвращение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

detestar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অতিশয় অপছন্দ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exécrer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Benci
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verabscheuen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひどく嫌う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

몹시 싫어하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sengit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ghê tởm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिरस्कार वाटणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tiksinmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

detestare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nienawidzić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відчувати відразу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a detesta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απεχθάνομαι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geneë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avsky
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avsky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of loathe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LOATHE»

The term «loathe» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.457 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LOATHE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «loathe» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «loathe» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about loathe

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10 QUOTES WITH «LOATHE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word loathe.
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Al Alvarez
I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
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Phil Anselmo
I loathe rock stars. I am a music nerd, a fan, a follower... just like any fan of music might be. And although I have blood-relatives, a lot of times I feel closer to my audience than my true family, because at least my fans get what I'm doing, to a certain extent, whereas my family does not.
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Colin Baker
I loathe cheese, it makes me ill.
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Stephanie Beacham
I think the deafness affects me more than I realise; I think it makes me more tired. I loathe parties. I attend, smile and leave.
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Max Beckmann
I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery.
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Brigid Berlin
I loathe having to go out and get dressed up. I'd much rather stay home and watch CNN.
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Billy Connolly
I loathe hecklers. I haven't got a good syllable to say. When you come out of the club circuit and into the concert hall, they should be gone. There's an element of manners that should tell you that the ticket is dear and it's a different venue.
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Simon Cowell
I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.
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Roger Daltrey
First of all, you have to understand that I'm like anybody else. When I hear my voice on a record I absolutely loathe my voice. I cannot stand my voice.
10
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Ah, no, far be from me a thought which I loathe like poison.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LOATHE»

Discover the use of loathe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to loathe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Clique #10: P.S. I Loathe You
Massie Block: When the Pretty Committee deems its boy-fast null and void, boy fever sweeps through BOCD.
Lisi Harrison, 2009
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I Loathe You: with audio recording
Author and illustrator David Slonim depicts a tender, tongue-in-cheek celebration of a very special kind of loa...er, love. This eBook edition includes audio!
David Slonim, 2012
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The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe, and Love Insects
Explores the history and psychology of the fear of insects.
Jeffrey Lockwood, 2013
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P. S. I Loathe You
The Clique has managed to kick the Briarwood boys out of OCD for good. But now that their summer secrets have been revealed, the girls are faced with a whole new set of problems.
Lisi Harrison, 2010
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Love My Country, Loathe My Government: Fifty First Steps to ...
Time is running out. The need to act is now before more freedoms are lost.This book sets up a citizen-based action plan to implement the fifty steps at the grassroots level.
Walter Bruno Korschek, 2009
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The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete ...
tion between the verb loathe, to detest, and the adjective loath, unwilling. They say loathe (rhymes with clothe) when they mean loath (rhymes with both). This regrettably common beastly mispronunciation sometimes is reflected in print. Here is ...
Charles Harrington Elster, 2006
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I loathe New York
Cartoons satirize the problems of everyday life in New York City, such as crime, traffic jams, air pollution, vandalism, and overcrowding
Scott Carouge, Jackie Merri Meyer, 1982
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One Word: Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe
"One Word" asks the question writers and readers love to answer: what word means the most to you, and why?
Molly McQuade, 2013
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First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language Learning
Nathan asks for the meaning of an English word (loathe) in German; the answer Quentin gives is in German with an English equivalent for loathe, 'hating', which shows an interesting adherence to English for the content of the assignment.
Miles Turnbull, Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain
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The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: With a Preface, ...
Yon can easily loathe an enemy ; and who hath been a greater enemy to any of you than yourselves? Another may injure you ; but no man can everlastingly undo you, but yourselves. 2. You abhor him that kills your dearest friends ; and it is ...
Richard Baxter, 1838

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LOATHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term loathe is used in the context of the following news items.
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RetailWire News Article: Do you like or loathe being asked for a …
While Boomers typically aren't crazy about being asked to donate at cash registers, younger generations generally favor the spreading practice ... «RetailWire, Jul 15»
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[PICS] Ashley Benson's Makeup At 'Pixels' Premiere — Pink Eyes …
The star was decked out in pink hues for the event and we can't tell if we love or loathe her matching pink eyes and lip — do you? «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
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The big problem with raising the GST | Business Spectator
Believers in the benefits of small government loathe broad-based consumption taxes like the GST, while tax-and-spend social democrats love it ... «Business Spectator, Jul 15»
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David Cameron Unveils Plan to Root Out 'Poison' - VICE News
"I know too how much you hate the extremists who are seeking to divide our communities and how you loathe that damage they do," Cameron ... «VICE News, Jul 15»
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45 okra recipes, from pickled and roasted to stewed and gumbo …
Okra is one of those oddball vegetables that some folks adore and some loathe. Then there is a big portion of the country that has never heard ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
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'Back To Future' Star Michael J. Fox Explains Why A Fourth …
To some extent, this makes sense, because there are a lot of fans out there that loathe remakes. However, just past the Back to the Future 30th ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Smoking in cars violates childrens' human rights | Scoop News
Not just a bit - they really loathe it. But kids voices aren't being heard, parents are continuing to smoke in their cars, and the kids are continuing ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
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5 Psychological Tricks To Exploit In Your PPC Ad Copy
Joanna Wiebe, Author of Copy Hackers, explains how much she hates standard marketing messages: “I loathe it so much because it's ... «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
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Nightslug – Loathe
The German three-piece has released another album prior to Loathe and Loathe is the sophomore release. It has already proven to be a force ... «mxdwn.com, Jul 15»
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Liberal Critics Loathe New Apatow Movie's 'Too Conservative …
Liberal Critics Loathe New Apatow Movie's 'Too Conservative' Happy Ending. By Tim Graham | July 18, 2015 | 5:31 PM EDT. Share it Tweet it. 0. shares. «NewsBusters, Jul 15»

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