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1‘I thought Randolph was one of the most objectionable people I had ever met’
offensive, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, displeasing, unacceptable, off-putting, undesirable, obnoxious
nasty, disgusting, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, abhorrent, loathsome, hateful, detestable, reprehensible, deplorable, appalling, insufferable, intolerable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, odious, vile, obscene, foul, unsavoury, unpalatable, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, noxious
informal ghastly, horrible, horrid, sick-making
British informal beastly
Northern Irish informal bogging
archaic disgustful, loathly
rare exceptionable, rebarbative
pleasant, agreeable, acceptable
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