[loh-th ing] /ˈloʊ ðɪŋ/

strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.
[lohth] /loʊð/
verb (used with object), loathed, loathing.
to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor:
I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.
abhorrence; disgust
(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.


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