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Loath / Loathe – Difference

An ‘e’ in the end could alter the meaning. Many a times, these two words are used interchangeably. Garner’s Modern American Usage puts this error at stage 3 which is commonplace even among many well-educated people but is still avoided in careful usage.

Loath Unwilling or reluctant about something
Loathe Strongly dislike someone or something or find it disgusting:


Leader of opposition was loath to speculate on the final outcome of no confidence motion

If voters in general dislike Obamacare, Republican voters positively loathe it

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