loathing [n] abhorrence contempt, detestation, disgust, dislike, enmity, hatred, repugnance, revulsion; concept 29

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  • Loathing — Loath ing, n. Extreme disgust; a feeling of aversion, nausea, abhorrence, or detestation. [1913 Webster] The mutual fear and loathing of the hostile races. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loathing — index alienation (estrangement), hatred, malice, odium, phobia Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • loathing — (n.) abhorrence, mid 14c., verbal noun from LOATHE (Cf. loathe) …   Etymology dictionary

  • loathing — abhorrence, detestation, abomination, hate, hatred (see under HATE vb) Analogous words: aversion, *antipathy: repugnance, repellency, distaste (see corresponding adjectives at REPUGNANT) Antonyms: tolerance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • loathing — [lōth′iŋ] n. [ME lothynge] intense dislike, disgust, or hatred; abhorrence SYN. AVERSION …   English World dictionary

  • loathing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, deep, intense ▪ undisguised ▪ mutual VERB + LOATHING ▪ be filled with …   Collocations dictionary

  • loathing — loath|ing [ˈləuðıŋ US ˈlouð ] n [singular, U] a very strong feeling of hatred loathing for ▪ her loathing for her first husband loathing of ▪ a loathing of war ▪ The nightmare left her with a sense of fear and loathing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • loathing — n. 1) deep, intense loathing 2) loathing for * * * [ ləʊðɪŋ] intense loathing deep loathing for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • loathing — [[t]lo͟ʊðɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Loathing is a feeling of great dislike and disgust. Deacon made no secret of his loathing of Bayldon... She looked at him with loathing …   English dictionary

  • Loathing — Loathe Loathe (l[=o][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Loathed} (l[=o][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Loathing}.] [AS. l[=a][eth]ian to hate. See {Loath}.] 1. To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for. [1913 Webster] Loathing the honeyed cakes, I Ionged for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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