Some Reluctance on My Part!

Here is a word that you would do well not to confuse with its closely spelled but differently pronounced (and defined) counterpart.   One is defined as “reluctant or unwilling” and the other as “feeling great hatred and disgust (for a person or thing).”  Here’s a sentence that should help you distinguish and remember the difference between these two terms: one should be eager to love and loath to loathe.

loath

\ lohth \, adjective;

1.  unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse

loathe

\ lohth \, verb;

1.  to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor

Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich, and http://www.dictionary.com

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