Loath or Loathe?

Loath is an adjective meaning "unwilling." It ends with a hard th and rhymes with growth or both.

Loathe is a verb meaning "to hate intensely." It ends with a soft th like the sound in smooth or breathe.

Examples: He was loath to admit that he was included in the deal.
(He was unwilling)

Alex loathes spiders.
(Hates them intensely)

Complete Contents

Grammar Contents

Copyright©1997-2006 English Plus, All rights reserved.