[singular, uncountable] loathing (for/of somebody/something) (formal) a strong feeling of hatred She looked at her attacker with fear and loathing. Many soldiers returned with a deep loathing of war.Extra examples People who took football too seriously aroused deep loathing in me. She felt an intense loathing for her boss. The incident has created an atmosphere of fear and loathing among the people. a deep loathing of war He now felt a loathing for the place. She looked at her attacker with fear and loathing.