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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lothful, loothful, equivalent to loath +‎ -ful.

AdjectiveEdit

loathful (comparative more loathful, superlative most loathful)

  1. Full of loathing; hating; abhorring.
    • Edmund Spenser
      loathful eyes
  2. Causing a feeling of loathing; disgusting.
    • Edmund Spenser
      Above the reach of loathful, sinful lust

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for loathful in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)