how to pronounce loath


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the above transcription of loath is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

loath is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of loath in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… profession as a whole are loath to get …”

meanings of loath


  1. Angry, hostile.
  2. Loathsome, unpleasant.
  3. Averse, disinclined; reluctant, unwilling.


  1. Obsolete spelling of loathe.

loath frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word loath occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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