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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
LOATH OR LOATHE?
Key
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.
Loath es un adjetivo que significa 'no dispuesto'. Termina con una th fuerte y rima con growth o both.
Loathe es un verbo que significa 'odiar intensamente'. Termina con una th suave como el sonido en smooth o breathe.
  • loath
    He was loath to admit that he was wrong.
    (=He was unwilling to admit it.)

  • loathe
    Fred loathes spiders.
    (=He hates them intensely.)

 

We thank Francis Dixon-Clarke (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) for his contribution.

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