from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hate, detest, revile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for.
- transitive v. To dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate; to detest.
- intransitive v. To feel disgust or nausea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be hateful or loathed; excite nausea, disgust, or abhorrence.
- To feel nausea, disgust, or abhorrence.
- To dislike greatly; hate; abhor.
- To cause to dislike or avoid; disgust.
- To feel disgust at; especially, to have an extreme aversion to, as food or drink.
- Synonyms Hate, Abhor, Detest, etc. See hate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. find repugnant
Middle English lothen, from Old English lāthian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English lothe, from Old English lāþian. Cognate with Old Norse leiðask ( > Danish ledes, Icelandic leiðast ) (all reflexive), German leiden. (Wiktionary)