American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Variant of loath.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See loath.
- n. A German unit of weight, varying in different localities from 225 to 270 grains troy.
- adj. UK, rare Alternative form of loath.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
- adj. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
“This (loth, which is manufaciured by the natives, is dyed blue while in the yarn; and as it is of various lliadc;, its look, when it comes to be worn, is very beautiful.”
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“Seracini's suspicion is that Vasari was loth to destroy Da Vinci's work, and preferred to brick it up behind a new wall and add his fresco on this.”
“By contrast, Boris is loth to submit to interrogation by the BBC's political editor in London Tim Donovan, because Donovan does know the details and hence the experience would be uncomfortable.”
“Drogba, at 33, is a slightly different case but the club would be loth to see him move to a rival Premier League club under freedom of contract next summer and go on to prove his worth yet again in the top flight.”
“The downside is that his contract at Franklin's Gardens runs until the end of next season and he will be loth to jump ship in mid-campaign along with his trusted assistants Dorian West and Paul Grayson.”
“I'm loth to reclaim stereotypes – which, after all, are just fictions applied to people on the thinnest of pretexts by others.”
“Much to Saxon's gratification, the crowd was loth to see them depart.”
“I'm loth to do this, and I'm sure she'd want nothing to do with me or my daughter.”
“But the reality for Arsenal is that, with Tottenham having set the benchmark, Valencia would be loth to accept less than ¤25m and they are in a position to demand more.”
“Although Villa are loth to lose either player and have proved to be tough negotiators under Randy Lerner, as Liverpool and Manchester City can testify over their moves for Gareth Barry and James Milner respectively, Young's contractual situation has left them little room for manoeuvre once a tempting bid arrives.”
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