obnoxious


ob·nox·ious

adjective \äb-ˈnäk-shəs, əb-\

: unpleasant in a way that makes people feel offended, annoyed, or disgusted

Full Definition of OBNOXIOUS

1
archaic :  exposed to something unpleasant or harmful —used with to
2
archaic :  deserving of censure
3
:  odiously or disgustingly objectionable :  highly offensive
ob·nox·ious·ly adverb
ob·nox·ious·ness noun

Examples of OBNOXIOUS

  1. He said some really obnoxious things about his ex-girlfriend at the party.
  2. Some teenagers were being loud and obnoxious.
  3. Let's get right into it. The title of your book, Why We Suck, is pretty obnoxious. Are we really that bad? —Rachel Deahl, Boston Globe, 30 Nov. 2008

Origin of OBNOXIOUS

Latin obnoxius, from ob in the way of, exposed to + noxa harm — more at noxious
First Known Use: 1597

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