V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to hate someone or something

Synonyms: hate, abhor, detest

Antonyms: tolerate, like, love, desire

Tips: Make sure you do not confuse the verb loathe with the adjective loathe. Loathe is a powerful verb, as it means "to hate" or "strongly dislike" something or someone. If you loathe something, you find it loathsome (repulsive). Loathe is synonymous with abhor. See abhor for additional analysis.

Usage Examples:

I remember when I was your age, I loathed homework too. (hated, detested)

I loathe the idea of having to go back to work tomorrow. (hate, detest)

Ever since their break-up, she loathes the site of him. (hates, abhors, detests)

Don't take him out for sushi; he loathes fish! (hates, can't stand)

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