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  • s  unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
    loath to admit a mistake
  • s  (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
    loath to go on such short notice

  • Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has a habit of treading where other elected officials are loath to go.
  • She's a very loyal person, loyal to her successor and her party, and, therefore, she is loath to criticize him in public, but it is perfectly fair that she has a low opinion of him .
  • As Li prepares for a nationwide tour with the other finalists, her handlers are loath to discuss the political dimensions of the program or of Li's triumph.
News & Articles

  • Will Obama reconsider arming Syrian rebels? This week could be key.
    President Obama has long been loath to arm Syrian rebels, worried that the weapons could fall into extremists' hands. But with the rebels faltering, he could reconsider.
    June 11, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Short stories on summer reading list
    Short stories are like Brussels sprouts, says Mark LaFramboise, head buyer for Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore: After you've disliked one, you're loath to try another. Yet "at the moment, we're rich with a lot of really talented short-story writers, so it's a good reason to explore the realm.
    June 11, 2013 - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • Will Obama reconsider arming Syrian rebels? This week could be key.
    President Obama has long been loath to arm Syrian rebels, worried that the weapons could fall into extremists' hands. But with the rebels faltering, he could reconsider.
    June 11, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
Quotes

  • John Howard in Reuters UK
    Love me or loath me the Australian people know where I stand on all the major issues of importance to their future,said Howard, who is danger of losing in his own Sydney-based seat.
  • Robert Gates in Detroit Free Press
    Asked about the possibility of an extension in early May, Gates said he would "be loath to do that."
  • Dr Keith Ablow in FOXNews
    He was loath to and couldn't quite incorporate the idea that his daughter was gone, and so, he would set the table for two,Ablow said.

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