ob·​jec·​tion·​able | \ əb-ˈjek-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce objectionable (audio) \

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Other Words from objectionable

objectionableness noun
objectionably \ əb-​ˈjek-​sh(ə-​)nə-​blē How to pronounce objectionable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of objectionable in a Sentence

a T-shirt with an objectionable image
Recent Examples on the Web These are just a handful among the hundreds — maybe thousands — of old Hollywood films with scenes, themes and language ranging from highly objectionable to abhorrent. Nicholas Goldberg, Star Tribune, "Those bad old tropes: Cancel or critique?," 28 Mar. 2021 Aside from overtly objectionable content, the trailer suggests this film will be lighter than the murky flick that that kicked off the franchise in 2016. al, "In raunchy trailer for ‘The Suicide Squad,’ Alabama’s Michael Rooker fits right in," 26 Mar. 2021 And like many other social networks, TikTok also uses AI to help humans sift through large numbers of posts and remove objectionable content. Rachel Metz, CNN, "TikTok empowered these plus-sized women, then took down some of their posts. They still don't know why," 3 Mar. 2021 At the same time, any statement on a fresh round of moderation provokes some to point out objectionable content that remains. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Online Speech Is Now an Existential Question for Tech," 20 Feb. 2021 The gains in richer countries—especially China, South Korea and Taiwan—look more objectionable. The Economist, "Trade inflows in Asia fuel debate over currency intervention," 23 Mar. 2021 Concerns about Tanden's corporate ties, plethora of harsh tweets about Republicans and some Democrats, and other objectionable items in her background have made her confirmation battle the most contentious among Biden's slate of nominees. Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner, "Neera Tanden tries to save her nomination with Lisa Murkowski meeting," 1 Mar. 2021 America’s social-media titans like Facebook and Twitter are effectively banned in China where the Communist government scrutinizes all internet traffic for content considered politically subversive and otherwise objectionable. Aaron Tilley, WSJ, "Zoom Executive in China Charged With Disrupting Tiananmen Memorials," 18 Dec. 2020 The company did not respond to a request for comment about how some of its researchers use LDNOOBW as an oracle of what’s objectionable. Tom Simonite, Wired, "AI and the List of Dirty, Naughty, Obscene, and Otherwise Bad Words," 4 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of objectionable

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for objectionable

objection + -able

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“Objectionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objectionable. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of objectionable

: not good or right : causing people to be offended


ob·​jec·​tion·​able | \ əb-ˈjek-shə-nə-bəl How to pronounce objectionable (audio) \

Kids Definition of objectionable

: arousing disapproval or great dislike : offensive

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