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

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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 But the theory also has become somewhat of a catchall phrase to describe racial concepts some conservatives find objectionable, such as white privilege, systemic inequality and inherent bias. Bryan Anderson, Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 To those for whom Russell was a real person, the Sky King treatment is objectionable. Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2021 Parler, by contrast, outsources moderation to volunteers who judge potentially objectionable content after it has been flagged by other users. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 If it is managed in an objectionable fashion, its board can be ousted by its own shareholders or the firm can be bought by another. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 That means Pelosi will be able to select eight of the panel members herself, including its chairman, and maintain the power to overrule McCarthy for picking anyone Democrats consider objectionable. BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2021 At the same time, feminist ideas have slowly become more mainstream in China, helping to explain why a work that few found objectionable in 2013 could now be seen by many as a repugnant example of the pure objectification of women. New York Times, 21 June 2021 There’s no mistaking that the most objectionable—and most dangerous—characters here are those claiming they’ve been driven by devotion to the highest principles. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, 27 May 2021 Cancel culture refers to the public shaming and ostracism of people deemed to have spoken or acted in an objectionable manner. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 16 June 2021

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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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25 Jul 2021

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“Objectionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objectionable. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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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