Definition of Obnoxious

1. Adjective. Causing disapproval or protest. "A vulgar and objectionable person"

Exact synonyms: Objectionable
Similar to: Offensive
Derivative terms: Objectionableness, Obnoxiousness



Definition of Obnoxious

1. a. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to.

Definition of Obnoxious

1. Adjective. Very annoying, offensive, odious or contemptible. ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic) exposed to harm or injury. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obnoxious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obnoxious

oblongs
oblongum
obloquial
obloquies
obloquious
obloquoy
obloquy
obluctation
obluctations
oblyrate
obmutescence
obmutescent
obnoctious
obnoses
obnosis
obnoxious (current term)
obnoxiously
obnoxiousness
obnoxiousnesses
obnubilate
obnubilated
obnubilates
obnubilating
obnubilation
obnubilations
obo
oboe
oboe d'amore
oboe da caccia
oboeist

Literary usage of Obnoxious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"DESTRUCTION OF obnoxious INSECTS BY MEANS OF FUNGOID GROWTHS. BY PROF. AN PRENTISS. ENTOMOLOGISTS have been, for a long time, endeavoring to discover some ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"His obnoxious fa- George Churchill, to whom iof Somos iato the cabinet was coupled .... obnoxious ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"See COLONY. of personal influence, prevent misrule, suppress obnoxious practices and introduce gradually the standards of civilized administration. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"The emperor Constantius, who, in the absence of his brothers, was the most obnoxious to guilt and reproach, discovered, on some future occasions, ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"... being obnoxious to the objection that It U double taxation." The above authorities show conclusively that the last contention Is without merit, ..."

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