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loathe

verb abhor, be repulsed by, detest, dislike, dislike intensely, harbor hostility toward, harbor ill will tooard, hate, have a strong distaste toward, have animus tooard, have antagonism toward, have antipathy toward, have aversion to, have enmity toward, have ill feeling tooard, have malevolence toward, possess hostility toward
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Often, Shakespeare separates the villainous characters in his plays from the virtuous ones by depicting ill-intentioned characters as loathers of music, in contrast to heroes and heroines much given to song and dance.
It is surely notable--although in itself it fails to prove anything--that the most cordial loathers of the Clinton-Blair mindset are overwhelmingly in their twenties and thirties.
AS usual the Stereophonics new single is splitting the nation in two, as fans and loathers fought via text on our Radio 1 show last week and opinions were passionately diverse.
Paul Roberts's article about SUVs ["Bad Sports," April] is an enjoyable and informative piece for those of us SUV loathers who can never see around them in traffic or at intersections.
The main prizes include tickets to five 2001 European football finals for footy lovers or 18,000 [pounds sterling] cash for loathers.
More fascinating than the statistics are the comments slipped in by enthusiasts and loathers alike, revealing a division between those who go to plays in order to be amused and those - a distinct minority - who go to be aroused.
They spoke for the first time in an exclusive interview yesterday as they prepare to wow their lovers and loathers on the biggest show on telly.
WB: Thanks Dave, but I'm afraid this column will end on May 24 when I hang up my pen for a while, so all lovers and loathers of my work have just two weeks to get it off your chests.
Lager loathers are missing one of the greatest beers available to Man.
Lovers of the sun-drenched summer anthem will revel in the fact that it's got feel-good sounds stamped throughout it, whereas loathers will reel in horror at Twista's sample of Bill Withers classic, Lovely Day.
The Impreza was never the most attractive car on the road and the new look, I'm sure, will have its own set of lovers and loathers.
Loathers of the epic genre should not dismiss La Cava out of hand, but it only aspires to the mantle of Notre Dame de Paris for now.