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synonyms for loathe

  • abhor
  • despise
  • detest
  • hate
  • abominate
  • decline
  • execrate
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • revolt
  • spurn
  • be allergic to
  • be down on
  • feel repugnance
  • find disgusting
  • have aversion to
  • have no use for
See also synonyms for: loathed / loathing
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antonyms for loathe

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  • admire
  • adore
  • cherish
  • like
  • love
  • accept
  • allow
  • approve
  • sanction
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How to use loathe in a sentence

Its upright, narrow body rolled on skinny tires, and its layered design was loved or loathed, depending on the customer.
BMW ABANDONS THE I3, THE CAR THAT COULD HAVE BIRTHED A BRIGHT ELECTRIC FUTURETIM DE CHANTJULY 13, 2021ARS TECHNICA
I prefer their loose silhouette to skin-tight leggings, especially on crampy period days when I want to exercise but loathe restrictive elastic waistbands.
THE GEAR OUR EDITORS LOVED IN JUNETHE EDITORSJULY 2, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
They are loathed by many postal workers, who say they broil during the summer and shiver in the winter when the heating system is inadequate.
USPS TRUCKS DON’T HAVE AIR BAGS OR AIR CONDITIONING. THEY GET 10 MPG. AND THEY WERE REVOLUTIONARY.JACOB BOGAGEMAY 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This image was nourished by the British press he came to loathe.
PRINCE PHILIP, ROYAL CONSORT TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II, DIES AT 99ADRIAN HIGGINSAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was one of the few spinoffs tolerated by the author, who generally loathed the merchandising of her work.
BEVERLY CLEARY, BELOVED AUTHOR WHO CHRONICLED SCHOOLYARD SCRAPES AND FEISTY KIDS, DIES AT 104HARRISON SMITH, BECKY KRYSTALMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He is loathe to talk to the press, and fiercely protective of his personal life.
HOW KEN GRIFFIN’S CITADEL TRANSFORMED FINANCIAL MARKETSROYA WOLVERSONFEBRUARY 18, 2021QUARTZ
To make it big, Ron and Russell had to change their band’s name—an early manager, knowing how much they loved the Marx Brothers, suggested The Sparks Brothers, a name they loathed and successfully shortened.
THE SPARKS BROTHERS, A SUNDANCE DELIGHT, TELLS THE GRAND STORY OF THIS ENDURINGLY ENIGMATIC ART-POP DUOSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 3, 2021TIME
But deep in her heart she would loathe him, as only women can hate for a failing they never forgive.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
I began to loathe the food, and the horrible cruelty to the women frequently sickened me.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
You don't seem to realise what an utter beast he's been, and how we all loathe him for treating you—yes, you—like this.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
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WORDS RELATED TO LOATHE

  • abominate
  • be allergic to
  • be down on
  • be grossed out by
  • despise
  • detest
  • hate
  • have no use for
  • loathe
  • scorn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.