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1An off-putting or unpleasant quality or feature.‘the name is a major put-off’
- ‘This is heavy-handed regulation that, rather than encouraging the investment we need in our energy sector, will be the single biggest put-off.’
- ‘Though the storyline was good (a spoof of ‘The Parent Trap’) the script and treatment are a huge put-off.’
- ‘Ivory-coloured fabrics are also available to relieve the blackness of other trims, something which can be a put-off to some owners.’
2An evasive reply.‘her answer was a calculated put-off’
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