Not a reluctant tip: Loath vs. loathe

These are two words you’d hate to mix up.

Loathe is a verb meaning to “dislike greatly,” as in I loathe my mean grammar teacher!

Loath without an e is an adjective meaning “reluctant,” as in I am loath to studying grammar any more. As a sidenote, loth is a variant of loath in British English but is not widely accepted.


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.