Definition of 'loathing'
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She also seems to be driven by a deep loathing of the Obamas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The reasons are disputed, but the mutual loathing and the outcome are brutally evident. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are presented as former training partners and friends now wrapped up in mutual loathing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Was it love or loathing at first sight? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have gone from mild hatred to deep loathing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is fear and loathing on this muddy campaign trail. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the past few days they have become figures of public loathing. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Mutual loathing is too deeply entrenched for vitriol to be aimed anywhere else than at one another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Pineapple and anchovies arouse love and loathing in equal measure. The Sun (2012)Age has not withered their mutual loathing and neither will let it lie. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Few players have promoted such equal feelings of love and loathing. The Sun (2006)You only have to observe infant siblings in a playground to know how love and loathing coexist within them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has a thousand ways to express contempt, loathing and disgust. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Garlic loathing lies deep in British history. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She stood quivering in anger and loathing fear, unable to bear his mockery. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe pair have had a series of run-ins on the show and the loathing is mutual. The Sun (2013)But the moment they're alone their mutual loathing erupts in a volley of filthy abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Who else could have dreamt up such a hellish method for assembling furniture other than those with a deep loathing of their fellow humans? Times, Sunday Times (2012)I feel a deep and utter loathing. The Sun (2006)He has the rubbery features of a depressed albino bulldog and a thousand ways to express contempt, loathing and disgust. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The experience engendered a deep loathing for the power of wealth, which would become problematic when she met her real father. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A place that must have been the first step out of the working classes into the fear and loathing of the lower middle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When income tax was introduced in 1799, it was met with visceral loathing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He seems to have a visceral loathing of staying in one place or, worst of all, looking back. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Amid the atmosphere of fear and loathing in Kabul, almost all the leading actors are engaged in the blame game. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Sadly, people appear to be listening to those intent on instilling fear and loathing - and sales of weapons have soared. The Sun (2016)The reign of a political virtuoso who stirred loathing and love is the subject of 20 books, as well as films and endless media coverage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'loathing'
British English: loathing NOUN
Loathing is a feeling of great dislike and disgust.
She looked at him with loathing.
Definition of loathing from the Collins English Dictionary
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