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adjective as in against, averse

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Nevertheless, publishers are loath to let a good crisis go to waste and, like clockwork, are wheeling out a familiar pitch as the search for alternatives to third-party cookies sputters along.

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Customize this crispy, cheesy spinach pie any way you like itTo this day I make some version of spanakopita regularly, except in the summer, when I am loath to turn on my oven or spend much time in the kitchen at all.

Although state park officials are loath to expand parking lots at crammed parks, Settina said they are working to expand access to a handful of state properties that have sat largely unvisited.

Still, Republicans are loath to give Democrats any political advantage.

The reports provide an unguarded accounting of bad behavior by airline customers, something executives hit by a steep drop in travel and billions in pandemic-related losses are loath to share themselves.

And while big celebrities loath its intrusion and sloppiness with facts, those chasing fame long to be in its pages.

These officials, however, are loath to talk about him on the record.

Washington, in particular, has been loath to do anything that might escalate.

Perhaps they're loath to identify themselves with a worldview that leaves so little room for nuance.

Similar to his predecessor in office, Obama appears loath to fire his White House staff.

He did not tell the name of his friend, who, as if loath to cross the plank, held back for a few more words.

Young Richard, never loath to fortify himself, proved amenable enough to the stiffly laced Canary that his friend set before him.

This warrior, very loath to miss the spectacle of a burning, sullenly glided after the woman.

The Pallas, as though loath to pass the wreck-pack, was curving inward to follow its rim.

Loath though I am to discredit so charming a story, duty compels me to state that it is wholly fictitious.


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On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to loath, such as: afraid, hesitant, reluctant, unwilling, counter, and disinclined.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.