Definition of 'loath'
Example sentences containing 'loath'
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England will be loath to lose him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)China will be loath to lose the stability of the current system. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are many reasons parents are loath to talk about cash. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is loath to give an answer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet coalition ministers were loath to resort to heavy-handed interference. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was unhappy there, but loath to leave the security of a job and new friends. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He will be loath to leave via the back door, quietly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is loath to talk about the experience, but he does make two points. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Few people are loath to talk about themselves, their interests and activities. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)Many business leaders are loath to give up hope of a west of London solution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Despite the soaring cost of owning a car, we are loath to give them up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Consumers may not be splashing out on a new car or kitchen but they are loath to give up their main summer holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Such feelings are quite common, though people are loath to admit to them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Britons may be loath to admit it, but they like to help. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He showed reluctance at first, but once he got the fur on seemed strangely loath to lose it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I'm loath to give you any more money than necessary. The Sun (2012)The Times understands that both are loath to lose their man, yet are sympathetic to his situation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We're unwilling to accept the foibles and flaws of others, and loath to admit our own. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I was loath to leave. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Moreover, although dealers were loath to admit it, the customary ten per cent discount may have doubled. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Milan officials are loath to admit it, but it seems that over the past five years the club's focus has changed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'loath'
Used Occasionally. loath is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'loath'
British English: loath ADJECTIVE
If you are loath to do something, you do not want to do it.
She is loath to give up her hard-earned liberty.
Definition of loath from the Collins English Dictionary
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