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loathe

verb [T] uk   /ləʊð/ us    /loʊð/
C2 to hate someone or something: From an early age the brothers have loathed each other. "Do you like fish?" "No, I loathe it." [+ -ing verb] I loathe doing housework.
Translations of “loathe”
in Korean 혐오하다…
in Arabic يَكْرَه, يُبْغِض…
in French détester…
in Turkish iğrenmek, nefret etmek, tiksinmek…
in Italian ripugnare, detestare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恨,憎恨, 厭惡…
in Russian ненавидеть, не переносить…
in Polish nie cierpieć…
in Spanish aborrecer, odiar…
in Portuguese abominar, detestar…
in German verabscheuen…
in Catalan detestar, odiar…
in Japanese ~が大嫌いだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恨,憎恨, 厌恶…
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