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Definition of "loathness" [loath•ness]

  • Unwillingness; reluctance (noun)

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Use "loathness" in a sentence
  • "They know how the bitter root of unbelief in their hearts springs up and defiles them and their duties; -- how effectually vanity works in their minds, and a secret loathness in their wills, in their best duties and most solemn acts of worship; besides innumerable other sinful distempers, that oftentimes get ground and place in their hearts."
  • "The man of fifty-four, become the biographer of his own youth, finds no loathness of self-respect to prevent his detailing the absurd adventures with which he diverted himself on the way."
  • "And that thou mayst not throw away thy soul and so great a hope, through mere sloth and loathness to be at some pains for thy life, let the text, which hath been thy directory about the things that belong to thy peace, be also thy motive, as it gives thee to behold the Son of God weeping over such as would not know those things."