Dictionary: LOTH'ED – LOUNG'ER

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LOTH'ED, pp.

Hated; abhorred; turned from with disgust.


One that lothes or abhors.


  1. Hating; abhorring. Which he did with lothful eyes behold. – Hubbard.
  2. Disgusting; hated; exciting abhorrence. Above the reach of lothful sinful lust. – Spenser.


Extreme disgust; abhorrence. Ezek. xvi.

LOTH'ING, ppr.

  1. Feeling disgust at; having extreme aversion to; as, lothing food.
  2. Hating; abhorring; as, lothing sin.


With extreme disgust or abhorrence; in a fastidious manner.

LOTHL'Y, adv.

Unwillingly; reluctantly. This shows that you from nature lothly stray. – Donne.


Unwillingness; reluctance. There grew among them a general silence and lothness to speak. – Bacon.

LOTH'SOME, a. [Sw. ledesam.]

  1. Causing an extreme aversion of appetite; exciting fastidiousness. – Num. xi.
  2. Exciting extreme disgust; offensive; as, a lothsome ease. – Ps. xxxviii.
  3. Odious; exciting hatred or abhorrence; detestable; as, to lothsome sloth. – Spenser.


Offensively; odiously.


The quality of exciting extreme disgust or abhorrence. – Addison.

LO'TION, n. [L. lotio, from lavo, to wash.]

  1. A washing; particularly, a washing of the akin for the purpose of rendering it fair. – Encyc.
  2. A liquid preparation for washing some part of the body to cleanse it of foulness or deformity. – Encyc.
  3. In pharmacy, a preparation of medicines, by washing them in some liquid, to remove foreign substances, &c. – Encyc.

LOT'TED, pp.

Allotted; assigned; sorted; portioned.

LOT'TER-Y, n. [Fr. loterie; Sp. loteria. See Lot.]

  1. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance, or the distribution itself. Lotteries are often authorized by law, but many good men deem them immoral in principle, and almost all men concur in the opinion that their effects are pernicious.
  2. Allotment. [Not used.]

LOT'TING, ppr.

Assigning; distributing; sorting.

LO'TUS, n. [Gr. λωτος.]

The name of a genus of leguminous plants. The ancients applied the name Lotus to the Zizyphus Lotus of Africa, [see Lote,] the Nymphæa Lotus, an Egyptian water plant, and to the several species of the genus Lotus.

LOUD, a. [Sax. hlud, or lud; G. laut; D. liud; Dan. lyd; L. laudo, to praise, and with a prefix, plaudo; W. clod, praise, formed from llod, which signifies what is forcibly uttered; llodi, to reach out; llawd, that shoots out, that is productive, also a lad. This is the Ch. Syr. Heb. and Sam. ילד, Eth. ወለደ walad, Ar. وَلَدَ walada, to bring forth. The primary sense is obvious. Qu. its connection with the Ir. blaodh and glaodh, a calling, and Sax. lathian, to call. See Class Ld, 8, 29.]

  1. Having a great sound; high sounding; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as, aloud voice; a loud cry; loud thunder.
  2. Uttering or making a great noise; as, loud instruments. 2 Chron. xxx.
  3. Clamorous; noisy. She is loud anal stubborn. – Prov. vii.
  4. Emphatical; impressive; as, a loud call to avoid danger.


Laughing loudly.

LOUD'LY, adv.

  1. With great sound or noise; noisily. Who long and loudly in the schools declaimed. Denham.
  2. Clamorously; with vehement complaints or importunity. He loudly complained of intolerance.


  1. Great sound or noise; as, the loudness of a voice or of thunder.
  2. Clamor; clamorousness; turbulence; uproar.


Having a loud voice. – Byron.

LOUGH, n. [lok; Ir. and Scot. loch.]

A lake; a different orthography of loch and lake. – Fairfax.

LOU'IS-DOR, n. [LOU'IS DOR; loo i dore. A Lewis of gold.]

A gold coin of France, first struck in 1640, in the reign of Louis XIII. Value twenty shillings sterling, equal to $4.4444.

LOUNGE, v.i. [Fr. longis, a lingerer, from long.]

To live in idleness; to spend time lazily.


An idler; one who loiters away his time in indolence.