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off–putting

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adjective off–put·ting \-ˌpu̇-tiŋ\

Simple Definition of off–putting

  • : not pleasing or likable : causing you to feel dislike of someone or something

Full Definition of off–putting

  1. :  that puts one off :  repellent, disconcerting <an off–putting attitude>

off–put·ting·ly play \-lē\ adverb

1828

First Known Use of off–putting

1828

Rhymes with off–putting


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