V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: unwilling, averse, or reluctant to do something

Synonyms: unwilling, disinclined, averse, hesitant, reluctant

Antonyms: willing, inclined

Tips: Make sure you do not confuse the adjective loath with the verb loathe. Loath has the same origin and carries some of the meaning of the verb loathe, "to hate, dislike," as it shows a strong reluctance to do something.

Usage Examples:

He is loath to admit it, but he is not happy at his current job. (unwilling, reluctant)

One of the problems that people have with the President is that he is loath to admit when he has made a mistake. (unwilling, averse)

I think it looks really nice, but it would require me to spend a lot of my money and I am loath to do that right now. (reluctant, unwilling)

I really don't like going to basket ball games, but I am loath to tell my boyfriend. (reluctant, unwilling)

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