[loh-th ing] /ˈloʊ ðɪŋ/
strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.
verb (used with object), loathed, loathing.
to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor:
I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.
(transitive) to feel strong hatred or disgust for
“abhorrence,” mid-14c., verbal noun from loathe.
Old English laðian “to hate, to be disgusted with,” from lað “hostile” (see loath). Cognate with Old Saxon lethon, Old Norse leiða. Related: Loathed; loathing.
[lohth-lee, lohth -] /ˈloʊθ li, ˈloʊð-/ adverb 1. reluctantly; unwillingly. [lohth -lee, lohth-] /ˈloʊð li, ˈloʊθ-/ adjective, Archaic. 1. loathsome; hideous; repulsive. /ˈləʊθlɪ/ adverb 1. with reluctance; unwillingly /ˈləʊðlɪ/ adjective 1. an archaic word for loathsome adj. Old English laðlic “hateful, horrible, unpleasant;” see loath + -ly (2). As an adverb, Old English laðlice.
[lohth -suh m, lohth-] /ˈloʊð səm, ˈloʊθ-/ adjective 1. causing feelings of ; disgusting; revolting; repulsive: a loathsome skin disease. /ˈləʊðsəm/ adjective 1. causing loathing; abhorrent adj. c.1300, “foul, detestable,” from loath in its older, stronger sense + -some (1). Related: Loathsomely; loathsomeness.
[lohvz] /loʊvz/ noun 1. plural of 1 . [lohf] /loʊf/ noun, plural loaves [lohvz] /loʊvz/ (Show IPA) 1. a portion of bread or cake baked in a mass, usually oblong with a rounded top. 2. a shaped or molded mass of food, as of sugar or chopped meat: a veal loaf. 3. British. /ləʊvz/ noun […]
- Loaves and fishes
A miracle that Jesus performed; the Gospels record several instances of this miracle, with small differences in details. In the best known, Jesus was preaching to a crowd of thousands who grew hungry and needed to be fed, but only five loaves and two fishes could be found. He blessed the food and then commanded […]