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 for Loath
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Loath \Loath\ (l[=o]th), a. [OE. looth, loth, AS. l[=a][eth]
     hostile, odious; akin to OS. l[=a][eth], G. leid, Icel.
     lei[eth]r, Sw. led, G. leiden to suffer, OHG. l[imac]dan to
     suffer, go, cf. AS. l[imac][eth]an to go, Goth. leipan, and
     E. lead to guide.]
     1. Hateful; odious; disliked. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling;
        reluctant; as, loath to part.
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              Full loth were him to curse for his tithes.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content.
                                                    --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  loath
      adj 1: unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a
             reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake" [syn:
             loath, loth, reluctant]
      2: (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to
         new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such
         short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request"
         [syn: antipathetic, antipathetical, averse(p),
         indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "loath":
     afraid, apathetic, averse, backward, balking, balky, dilatory,
     disinclined, grudging, hesitant, indifferent, indisposed, laggard,
     perfunctory, reluctant, renitent, restive, slow, slow to, uneager,
     unenthusiastic, unwilling, unzealous
  
  

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