Definitions for obnoxiousəbˈnɒk ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•nox•ious*əbˈnɒk ʃəs(adj.)

  1. highly objectionable or offensive.

  2. Archaic. exposed or liable to harm.

* Syn: See hateful.

Origin of obnoxious:

1575–85; < L obnoxius accountable, liable, subject to, of uncert. der.; E sense influenced by assoc. with L noxius harmful, noxious


Princeton's WordNet

  1. objectionable, obnoxious(adj)

    causing disapproval or protest

    "a vulgar and objectionable person"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obnoxious(adjective)əbˈnɒk ʃəs

    offensive and unpleasant

    an obnoxious teenager; His behavior was obnoxious.; to behave obnoxiously


  1. obnoxious(Adjective)

    Very annoying, offensive, odious or contemptible.

    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.

  2. obnoxious(Adjective)

    exposed to harm or injury.

  3. Origin: From obnoxiosus, from obnoxius, from ob + noxia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obnoxious(adj)

    subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to

  2. Obnoxious(adj)

    liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy

  3. Obnoxious(adj)

    offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs

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an obnoxious man; The smell of that mixture is really obnoxious.

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