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Synonyms for loathe
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abhor, loathe, abominate, execrate(verb)

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    "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

    Synonyms:
    accurse, abominate, anathematise, anathematize, anathemize, abhor, execrate, comminate, anathemise

Wiktionary

  1. loathe(verb)

    Synonyms:
    detest, hate

  2. loathe(verb)

    To hate, detest, revile.

    Synonyms:
    hate, detest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. loathe

    Abhor is stronger than despise, implying a shuddering recoil, especially a moral recoil. "How many shun evil as inconvenient who do not abhor it as hateful." Trench Serm. in Westm. Abbey xxvi, 297. [Murray's "New English Dictionary"] Detest expresses indignation, with something of contempt. Loathe implies disgust, physical or moral. We abhor a traitor, despise a coward, detest a liar. We dislike an uncivil person. We abhor cruelty, hate tyranny. We loathe a reptile or a flatterer. We abhor Milton's heroic Satan, but we can not despise him.

    Synonyms:
    abhor, abominate, despise, detest, dislike, hate, nauseate, scorn, shun

    Antonyms:
    admire, approve, covet, crave, desire, enjoy, esteem, esteem, like, love, relish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. loathe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    abhor, detest, hate, nauseate, abominate, feel disgust at, shrink from, recoil from

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. loathe(v)

    Synonyms:
    abhor, hate, detest, abominate, despise, execrate, recoil from

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "loathe":

    hate, abhor

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How to use loathe in a sentence?

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.

  2. Longfellow:

    Sleep... Oh! how I loathe those little slices of death....

  3. Edgar Allan Poe:

    Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them.

  4. Arthur Alan Wolk:

    The only way to really improve it…is to have competition, the only other thing that works, I’m loathe to say, is for the regulatory environment to tighten up the service regulations that apply to the airlines.

  5. James Thurber:

    I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.

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