What does off-putting mean?

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


  1. off-putting(Adjective)

    Disconcerting, annoying or repulsive; tending to put off.

    His habit of picking his nose is quite off-putting


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-putting in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-putting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Perfect people are annoying and off-putting. We connect with people through their cracks. It's what makes them human and, ultimately, attractive.

  3. 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.

  4. Jamie Allen:

    The usual cycle is that investors come along, make recommendations, and the mere fact that it's done publicly often is very off-putting to boards, so their initial reaction is to be very defensive and to react against them, but if the idea is a good one, then quite often the company will start taking them seriously.

  5. 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.

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