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English definition of “loath”

loath

adjective     /ləʊθ/
be loath to do sth formal to not want to do something because it will cause problems: I'm loath to spend it all.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of loath adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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