ob·jec·tion·able | \əb-ˈjek-sh(ə-)nə-bəl \

Definition of objectionable 

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Other Words from objectionable

objectionableness noun
objectionably \əb-ˈjek-sh(ə-)nə-blē \ adverb

Examples of objectionable in a Sentence

a T-shirt with an objectionable image

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And YouTube said that its computers successfully intercepted some 4.5 million objectionable videos last quarter before anyone saw them. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: We found some eye-opening numbers in Alphabet’s Q1 earnings report," 24 Apr. 2018 And because the Trump administration has been so defined by controversy and policies many people find objectionable, any government-tech alliance has become suspect. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "Trump Stokes Outrage in Silicon Valley—But It's Selective," 20 June 2018 The museum’s single exhibit on human evolution is situated on the top floor, allowing any visitors who may find the subject objectionable for religious reasons to easily bypass it. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Long-dead critters animate Israel’s nature museum," 11 June 2018 Steve Bartkowski, Chuck Muncie, Wesley Walker, Ferragamo – came to Monterey and convinced him to return to Berkeley, where the objectionable secondary coach had been moved to linebackers. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "For ASU's Herm Edwards, sports bubble helped to overcome racism growing up," 12 July 2018 Its presence grossly distorts the design and turns what could be a good project into an objectionable one. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "In Queen Village, life imitates art, but with a Target store and too much parking," 24 May 2018 Again, my opinion here is a factor of the press car because things look a lot less objectionable when a more restrained palette is employed. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2018 Toyota Camry might be proof most people don’t care about cars," 13 Feb. 2018 Caution: This realistic animated video may be objectionable to some viewers. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "‘If you flush it, does it fly to the moon?’ S.F. unveils ‘spaceship’ public toilets," 12 June 2018 Others are more debatably objectionable, such as unofficial Lego-style figures modeled on German World War 2 soldiers. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Amazon Sold Books, Backpacks, and Toys Promoting Hate to Kids, Report Shows," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of objectionable

1741, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of objectionable

: arousing disapproval or great dislike : offensive

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