One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Induce a feeling of boredom or disgust in someone.
put off, leave someone cold, repel, disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, offendView synonyms
- ‘She was turned off by the overtly sexual messages of most of the men who wrote to her.’
- ‘If you are turned off by exercise or are adamant that there is no time in your schedule to seek professional help or join a class, there are adjustments you can make to improve your back.’
- ‘The terminology for this turns me off.’
- ‘I was thinking the other day about what turns me off.’
- ‘If that kind of music turns you off then this is not likely for you.’
- ‘I don't know what it is particularly that turns me off so much.’
- ‘Like many other people, I was turned off.’
- ‘If the idea of wearing big shapes turns you off, indulge in big accessories instead.’
- ‘Some of you will be turned off by this whole discussion.’
- ‘The reality turns you off.’
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