- Loathly Loath"ly (l[=o]th"l[y^]), adv.
1. Unwillingly; reluctantly.
This shows that you from nature loathly stray. --Donne. [1913 Webster]
2. (l[=o][th]"l[y^]) So as to cause loathing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
With dust and blood his locks were loathly dight. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]
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Loathly — Loath ly (l[=o][th] l[y^]), a. [AS. l[=a][eth]lic.] Loathsome. [Obs.] Loathly mouth. Spenser. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
loathly — (adj.) O.E. laðlic hateful, horrible, unpleasant; see LOATH (Cf. loath) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). As an adverb, O.E. laðlice … Etymology dictionary
loathly — loathly1 [lōth′lē, lōth′lē] adv. [ME lothlie < OE lathlice: see LOATH & LY2] Rare unwillingly; reluctantly loathly2 [lōth′lē] adj. [ME lothely < OE lathlice: see LOATHE & LY … English World dictionary
loathly — I. adjective Date: before 12th century loathsome, repulsive II. adverb Date: 15th century not willingly ; reluctantly … New Collegiate Dictionary
loathly — loathly1 /lohth lee, lohdh /, adv. reluctantly; unwillingly. [bef. 1000; ME lothliche, OE lathlice. See LOATH, LY (adv. suffix)] loathly2 /lohdh lee, lohth /, adj. Archaic. loathsome; hideous; repulsive. [bef. 900; ME lothlic(e), OE lathlic. See… … Universalium
loathly — adjective loathsome; hideous … Wiktionary
loathly — adj. Body and Soul, 56; [lolich]. Pol. S. 203 … Oldest English Words
loathly — adv reluctantly, unwillingly, aversely, re sistingly, resistantly; hesitantly, hesitatingly, shyly, haltingly, slowly, laggardly, sluggishly, unhurriedly, unhurryingly … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder
loathly — loath·ly … English syllables
loathly — I loath•ly [[t]ˈloʊθ li, ˈloʊð [/t]] adv. reluctantly; unwillingly II loath•ly [[t]ˈloʊð li, ˈloʊθ [/t]] adj. archaic loathsome; hideous; repulsive • Etymology: bef. 900; ME lothlic(e), OE lāthlīc. See loath, ly (adj. suffix) … From formal English to slang