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

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Facebook has recruited dozens of subject matter experts, including former National Security Agency spies, and has hired 15,000 moderators and security professionals to scan objectionable content, including potentially false stories. chicagotribune.com, "Facebook's battle against fake news reaches Mexico ahead of July 1 election," 23 June 2018 What’s taken as commonplace or quirkily charming in white men is seen as objectionable in others. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bernie Sanders' Sexism Problem," 27 Feb. 2019 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. Oded Balilty, Fox News, "AP PHOTOS: Long-dead critters animate Israel's nature museum," 11 June 2018 The notion that high levels of consumer confidence are a good thing hardly seems objectionable, of course, since the consumer is widely recognized as the linchpin of the U.S. economy. Mark Hulbert, WSJ, "Why High Consumer Confidence May Be Bad News for Stocks," 7 Oct. 2018 There is nothing about Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy or ideological priors that Flake finds objectionable. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh is Jeff Flake’s most important test," 3 Oct. 2018 That’s not to say people who find female politicians especially objectionable don’t like women in private life. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why It's Impossible to Be a Likeable Female Politician," 11 Jan. 2019 The site now has mainstream advertisers, many of which would not want to see their ads next to objectionable or deliberately offensive material. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Book tells the inside story of how Reddit came to be the Internet’s “id”," 30 Dec. 2018 So far, the social network has sidestepped many of the concerns over fake news and objectionable content that have plagued its parent company since the 2016 presidential election. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "With IGTV, Instagram Takes Aim at YouTube," 20 June 2018

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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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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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