obnoxious definition

  • adjective:
    • Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious: "I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution” ( Ulysses S. Grant).
    • Archaic Exposed to hurt, damage, or evil: "The town ... now lies obnoxious to its enemies” ( John Bunyan).
    • Archaic worth or prone to censure.
    • Very inconvenient, unpleasant, odious or contemptible.
    • exposed to harm or injury.
    • topic; liable; revealed; answerable; amenable; -- with to.
    • prone to censure; exposed to discipline; reprehensible; blameworthy.
    • extremely offensive; odious; hateful
    • causing disapproval or protest
  • others:
    • Liable: subject; revealed, regarding harm, damage, or punishment: typically with to: as, obnoxious at fault or to critique.
    • Justly liable to punishment; therefore, guilty; reprehensible; censurable.
    • Offensive; odious; hateful.
    • In law, susceptible; amenable: with to: because, an indefinite allegation in pleading is obnoxious to a motion, however usually to a demurrer.

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