loathe (verb) past tense: loathed LISTEN
Loathe means ‘to hate intensely.’
- Nicole loathes public speaking, but must do it for her job.
- Judy loathes her ex-husband.
- Brian loathes going to the dentist.
Don't confuse it with
loath: unwilling or not inclined to do something. Example: “I am loath to admit that my husband was right and I was wrong.”
In pop culture
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a movie about “the hallucinogenic misadventures of a sportswriter and his lawyer on a three-day trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas,” based on the Hunter Thompson book. Watch the trailer.