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disagreeable, irksome, troublesome, annoying, irritating, vexatious, displeasing, uncomfortable, distressing, nasty, horrible, appalling, terrible, awful, dreadful, hateful, detestable, miserable, abominable, execrable, odious, invidious, objectionable, offensive, repugnant, repulsive, repellent, revolting, disgusting, distasteful, nauseating, unsavoury, unpalatable, uglyView synonyms
- ‘The water was a shade of obnoxious blue that gave the sky a run for its money.’
- ‘Last night I turned into one of those obnoxious young things on a tour, just like I vowed never to be.’
- ‘Like a nasty fungus or a obnoxious flatmate, the government will expand to fill any available space.’
- ‘It is incredibly difficult to find a high school student who isn't obnoxious.’
- ‘Its puerile response to grave matters would seem obnoxious if it did not yield such irresistible jokes.’
- ‘I could have sworn this obnoxious clause had been dropped, after widespread criticism.’
- ‘His is biased, obnoxious, and arrogant but we knew that about him before the book came out.’
- ‘It has become bigger and more obnoxious than the people and events themselves.’
- ‘I find it obnoxious and frightening to see drunks in bars and on the streets.’
- ‘Sadly the bottom line is that she spends a lot of money with us and by virtue of that we have to accept her obnoxious visits.’
- ‘I picked up the fake gun and held in a particularly obnoxious woman's face.’
- ‘I had a faint hope that the heat would remove that obnoxious weed ragwort from the roadsides of Cumbria.’
- ‘I had to call each of my clerks into my office one at a time and explain how what I did actually made the obnoxious guy feel worse.’
- ‘We have, in this country, a generation of obnoxious, unruly, disrespectful louts.’
- ‘I started with obnoxious colours, brown and red mainly, and worked from there.’
- ‘Returning to her native city from Asia, she was driven home by a rude, obnoxious and deceitful driver.’
- ‘A decent living politician is one who is not actively corrupt, rude, obnoxious, vile or idiotic.’
- ‘More than just unpleasant, the obnoxious smell was stifling and suffocating.’
- ‘The smell of cigarettes can be rather obnoxious, even in the street.’
- ‘I assume he was not aware of the fact that he was in a church and being extremely obnoxious.’
Late 16th century (in the sense vulnerable [to harm]): from Latin obnoxiosus, from obnoxius exposed to harm from ob- toward + noxa harm The current sense, influenced by noxious, dates from the late 17th century.
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