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

Definition of objectionable

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 As a matter of principle, restricted stock awards aren’t necessarily objectionable. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 6 May 2022 Each one was littered with multicolored sticky notes, appearing to point the reader to a passage someone had found objectionable. al, 27 Apr. 2022 Netflix recently fired an employee who was organizing a walkout over the company’s airing of comedian Dave Chappelle’s special, which gay and transgender people have found highly objectionable. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Nov. 2021 Some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 31 Mar. 2022 European officials have long warned of the risks of granting citizenship for investment, saying the practice is ethically, legally and economically objectionable — and a security problem for the continent. Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2022 These actions are not only objectionable and offensive, but also medically and culturally dangerous. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 26 Jan. 2022 Youngkin turbocharged his campaign for governor by tapping into conservative anger at local school boards over issues such as teaching racial history, handling transgender students and reviewing books that some might find objectionable. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2021 From front-row styling to objectionable social media filters, this week was all about transformative beauty—for better or for worse. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Objectionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objectionable. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for objectionable


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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