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Synonyms for loath

Synonyms for loath

not inclined or willing to do or undertake

Synonyms for loath

unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

Related Words

(usually followed by 'to') strongly opposed

References in classic literature ?
I was very much interested in her account of the Wieroo, which up to this time I had considered a purely mythological creature; but Ajor shuddered so at even the veriest mention of the name that I was loath to press the subject upon her, and so the Wieroo still remained a mystery to me.
Perhaps he was already known as a poet and a good story-teller whom the King was loath to lose.
It seemed our eyes must meet in a great understanding, and yet, loath, they struggled away and did not meet.
He was loath to leave his brother alone all day long, and he was afraid his brother would laugh at him about it.
I was something impatient, as I have observed, to have the use of my boat, though very loath to run any more hazards; and therefore sometimes I sat contriving ways to get her about the island, and at other times I sat myself down contented enough without her.
that it must be some of the savages of the mainland opposite who had wandered out to sea in their canoes, and either driven by the currents or by contrary winds, had made the island, and had been on shore, but were gone away again to sea; being as loath, perhaps, to have stayed in this desolate island as I would have been to have had them.
If we are to understand politicians in general that the public favour abortion, then why are they so loath to tell us exactly where they stand on these matters at election time?
I've been loath to chop it back but even at my great height, 5ft 2in and a bit, it presents a challenge.
It was desperately needed after the Swansea performance, and I would be loath to change the back four for the Manchester United game.
Love him or loath him, Cowell has been a great ambassador for Britain in the States.
If new United boss David Moyes deems Rooney surplus to requirements he would be loath to sell him to a direct rival, which could give Wenger the green light to make a bid.
The army is loath to take on the powerful Muslim Brotherhood as most of its soldiers support it.
Indians are loath to make new purchases because consumer optimism is on the decline, the bank said.
We know now that the likes of Ireland, Sweden, Germany and Finland would be loath to see Britain depart from the union of some 500 million people.
Summary: People are loath to give up their cellphones, even when engaged in sports risky enough .