loathful [lohth -fuh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- Scot. bashful; reluctant.
- hateful; loathsome.
Origin of loathful First recorded in 1400–50, loathful is from the late Middle English word lothfull. See, Related formsun·loath·ful, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for loathful Historical Examples of loathful
The son his granddam found to him most loathful; heads she had nine hundred.
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