loathful [lohth -fuh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. Scot. bashful; reluctant.
  2. hateful; loathsome.

Origin of loathful First recorded in 1400–50, loathful is from the late Middle English word lothfull. See loath, -ful 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.

    The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson

    Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

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