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Meaning of OBNOXIOUS

Pronunciation:  ub'nâkshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and objectionable person"
 

OBNOXIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: objectionable, offensive, unpleasant
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*nox"ious\ ([o^]b*n[o^]k"sh[u^]s), a. [L. obnoxius;
ob (see {Ob-}) + noxius hurtful. See {Noxious}.]
1. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with
   to.

         The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to
         their particular laws.                --Bacon.

         Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public
         than to be obnoxious to any private purse. --Milton.

         Obnoxious, first or last, To basest things --Milton.

2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible;
   blameworthy. ``The contrived and interested schemes of . .
   . obnoxious authors.'' --Bp. Fell.

         All are obnoxious, and this faulty land, Like
         fainting Hester, does before you stand Watching your
         scepter.                              --Waller.

3. Offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious statesman; a
   minister obnoxious to the Whigs. --Burke. --
   {Ob*nox"ious*ly}, adv. -- {Ob*nox"ious*ness}, n. --South.

 
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