Definitions for off-putting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. off-putting(adj)

    causing annoyance or repugnance

    "an off-putting remark"

  2. off-putting(adj)

    tending to repel

    "The trappings of upper-class life are off-putting and sterile"- Elizabeth Hess

Wiktionary

  1. off-putting(Adjective)

    Disconcerting, annoying or repulsive; tending to put off.

    His habit of picking his nose is quite off-putting

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janet Hoek:

    If tobacco packages are no longer glamorous or appealing, but are instead unattractive and off-putting, fewer young people will be tempted.

  2. Colin Turner:

    It can be a bit off-putting. Many people are overwhelmed, and it raises their hopes. It must be clearly communicated who can stay. We mustn't awaken false hopes.

  3. William S. Burroughs:

    Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.

  4. Janet Hoek:

    Cigarette packages have been meticulously crafted so they communicate attributes that will appeal to young people, the tobacco industry's replacement smokers, and reassure existing smokers, if tobacco packages are no longer glamorous or appealing, but are instead unattractive and off-putting, fewer young people will be tempted.

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