Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [l'oʊθ]
meaning of the word
loath, loth, reluctant
unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"
I was loath to leave him, distrusting these people as I did.
Truly, said Sir Launcelot, that were me full loath to discover.
"I think he will be very loath to leave the old professor," answered Miss Allison.
Sir, said Sir Dinas, I am full loath to have ado with any knight of the Round Table.
You and he were close friends, and, knowing how you must feel to be batted out, he was loath to go in.
So when the Princess heard that, she was all for getting the tap, and was nothing loath to strike a bargain with the owner either.
Sir, said Balin, I pray you make you ready, for ye must go with me, or else I must fight with you and bring you by force, and that were me loath to do.
To which Lord Elmwood again made answer, "Do not, Sandford;" and added, "for I have a sincere regard for you, and should be loath, at these years, to quarrel with you seriously."
But the man was still loath to go; so he stepped after him, and rubbed him down with a good birch cudgel, and kept on till the man came crying and sobbing inside the Squire's door.