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

Definition of objectionable

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Other Words from objectionable

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

Examples of objectionable in a Sentence

a T-shirt with an objectionable image
Recent Examples on the Web Even so, a water system may meet all of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) safe water standards and still have problems consumers might find objectionable. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Water quality is crucial for every home," 8 Feb. 2020 But later this year, Facebook’s product team will create a means where users can appeal to the board on decisions where the company allows objectionable content to remain. Steven Levy, Wired, "Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Oversight Board May Kill His Political Ad Policy," 28 Jan. 2020 Notably, Maher has hosted his HBO show for the past 16 years, which has given him a platform to say and do many, many, many objectionable things over the years, with no discernible ill-effect. Kathleen Walsh, TheWeek, "Cancel culture isn't real — but the misogyny mob sure is," 28 Jan. 2020 There is nothing inherently objectionable about any of these views. Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "The Trump Impeachment Hearings and Justice Antonin Scalia," 9 Dec. 2019 But Ulzheimer maintains that credit scores as a result went up on average when this objectionable information was no longer included on credit reports. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Credit scores could take a hit under new, tougher standards: How to protect yours," 29 Jan. 2020 However objectionable the calculations that led to the delay may have been, nothing of consequence happened. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Bolton Blows Up Trump Team’s Foolhardy Quid Pro Quo Defense," 27 Jan. 2020 The accounts about his tenure at Philadelphia are a parable of the problems faced by institutions, from big corporations to small nonprofits, when employees are accused of objectionable behavior. New York Times, "He Left a Museum After Women Complained; His Next Job Was Bigger," 10 Jan. 2020 The driving position is comfortable, with good sight lines, and the layout of the main controls is not objectionable. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Honda Civic: A strong all-rounder in the sub-$30,000 market," 18 Dec. 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

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“Objectionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objectionable. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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