Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal (Scotch) form of loath.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Meaning that although some people are slow or "laith" to begin a thing, still, when they do commence, it is difficult to get them to leave off.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • ‘I wad be laith to charge them that may be innocent,’ said my gudesire; ‘and if there be any one that is guilty, I have nae proof.’

    Redgauntlet

  • The conference xuhich Sir Charles ivas put upon holding with the unhappy Clementina, on her being seized laith melancholy.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • For further information you may contact laith.marouf@gmail.com

    Saturday, September 30, 2006

  • I was laith to make awa wi 'the old dowg, his like wasne atween this and

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • “I wad be laith to charge them that may be innocent, ” said my gudesire; “and if there be anyone that is guilty, I have nae proof.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • Says, ‘Lady, I’ll gang, tho’ to leave you I’m laith.

    The Baron of Brackley

  • “I wad be laith to charge them that may be innocent, ” said my gudesire; “and if there be any one that is guilty, I have nae proof.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • I was laith to make awa wi 'the old dowg, his like wasne atween this and Thornhill -- but,

    The Junior Classics — Volume 8 Animal and Nature Stories

  • ` ` Weel, sirs, I am laith to enter into deadly fued with you by spilling ony of your bluid, though Earnscliff hasna stopped to shed mine

    The Black Dwarf

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