What does obnoxious mean?

Definitions for obnoxiousəbˈnɒk ʃəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obnoxious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. objectionable, obnoxious(adj)

    causing disapproval or protest

    "a vulgar and objectionable person"

Wiktionary

  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

  4. Origin: [L. obnoxius; ob (see Ob-) + noxius hurtful. See Noxious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obnoxious

    ob-nok′shus, adj. liable to hurt or punishment: exposed to: guilty: blameworthy: offensive: subject: answerable.—adv. Obnox′iously.—n. Obnox′iousness. [L.,—ob, before, noxa, hurt.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obnoxious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obnoxious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Feather:

    Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.

  2. Ulysses S. Grant:

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.

  3. Ulysses S. Grant:

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad, obnoxious, or unjust laws so effective as their strict execution.

  4. Sam Rockwell:

    I. Was. So. Obnoxious, i wouldn't be surprised if an obituary says, 'Gonged. He's Gonged. He's finally Gonged.' But that's not me. It's not me.

  5. Kevin Brackett:

    What these gentlemen did was take a courageous stand against an obnoxious and vile policy, it’s important that we publicly and legally recognize the wrongfulness of those convictions.

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Translations for obnoxious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مزعج، هجوم، بغيض، أو ذميمArabic
  • отвратителенBulgarian
  • widerlich, widerwärtig, abscheulich, anstößig, unerträglich, unausstehlichGerman
  • αποκρουστικόςGreek
  • odioso, desagradable, detestable, odiosa, inhalagüeñoSpanish
  • ärsyttävä, inhottava, sietämätön, vastenmielinenFinnish
  • ennuyeux, odieux, désagréableFrench
  • obnóxioGalician
  • ellenszenvesHungarian
  • burukIndonesian
  • odioso, detestabile, ripugnanteItalian
  • 忌まわしい, 嫌Japanese
  • საზიზღარიGeorgian
  • obnoxiumLatin
  • vervelend, onaangenaam, weerzinwekkend, onuitstaanbaarDutch
  • ufyselig, utåleligNorwegian
  • okropny, obraźliwy, przykry, wstrętny, nieznośnyPolish
  • desagradável, insuportávelPortuguese
  • respingător, neplăcut, dezagreabil, nesuferit, insuportabil, grețosRomanian
  • омерзительный, отвратительныйRussian
  • odbojan, odvratan, odiozanSerbo-Croatian
  • vidrig, avskyvärd, motbjudande, förhatligSwedish
  • iğrençTurkish
  • 厭惡Chinese

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