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[=i]dan to suffer, go, cf. AS. l[=i][eth]an to go, Goth. leipan, and E. lead to guide.] 1. Hateful; odious; disliked. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part. [1913 Webster] Full loth were him to curse for his tithes. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Why, then, though loath, yet must I be content. --Shak. [1913 Webster]