loath /ˈloθ, ˈloð/
1. Hateful; odious; disliked. [Obs.]
2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.
Full loth were him to curse for his tithes. --Chaucer.
Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content. --Shak.
adj 1: unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a
reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake";
"unwilling to face facts" [syn: loth, reluctant]
2: (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic
to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on
such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their
request" [syn: antipathetic, antipathetical, averse(p),
indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)]