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 Obama had selected Wall Street banker Antonio Weiss, a choice that Warren found objectionable. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Garcia: Warren is paying for the race she didn’t run," 28 Feb. 2020 In general, Reddit has called on its volunteer moderators to remove objectionable content. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Reddit: Naming White House Whistleblower Is Fine. But Critics Disagree," 15 Nov. 2019 There can be a fine line between freedom to express personal opinions, even objectionable ones, and crossing over the line into discrimination. Pat Lenhoff, chicagotribune.com, "Column: The reaction to the racist incident at Buffalo Wild Wings in Naperville is encouraging. To prevent the next one, society needs to keep the conversation going.," 6 Nov. 2019 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

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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 Mar 2020

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“Objectionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objectionable. Accessed 29 Mar. 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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