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Dictionary Definition

loath adj
1 unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"; "unwilling to face facts" [syn: loth, reluctant]
2 (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed; "antipathetic to new ideas"; "averse to taking risks"; "loath to go on such short notice"; "clearly indisposed to grant their request" [syn: antipathetic, antipathetical, averse(p), indisposed(p), loath(p), loth(p)]

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Old English lāþ.


IPA: /ləʊθ/


  1. unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined
    I was loath to return to the office without the Henderson file.
  2. hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant

Usage notes

Often confused in meaning and pronunciation with loathe, a related transitive verb.


unwilling, reluctant; averse, disinclined
hostile, angry, loathsome, unpleasant

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Extensive Definition

Lex Loath is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the The Misadventures of Tron Bonne video game.


Loath is the owner of Loath Inc. and in MoTB, he plotted to trap people in debt and force them to work the debts off in order to find the Golden Refractor. Loath hoped to awaken the legendary Colossus (largest known Reaverbot in existence) with the Refractor and conquer the world. After doing so, however, Tron and her Servbots were successful in defeating the Colossus and thus saved the world. Glyde and Loath are then captured by the Bonnes and are then put in prison, and her brother Tiesel was returned to the Bonnes. Loath's story after that is unknown at this time.


Loath is the quintessential loan shark and mob businessman. Although he claims that the world thinks of him as "fair and compassionate," he is really anything but. His only concern is to achieve world conquest with the legendary Colossus at all costs, even if it means trapping other Diggers (including Teisel) into debt and forcing them to work for him. It is quite surprising that it only took seven little Servbots to stop his sinister plans and defeat the Colossus, thus representing the ultimate "David v. Goliath" situation in the entire Mega Man series. His name is an obvious parody of Lex Luthor.

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