Obnoxious is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of obnoxious, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - causing disapproval or protest
EXAMPLES - Obnoxious in a Sentence
- Perhaps one day we'll be calling them "obnoxious". (source)
- Some kind of obnoxious fly with a vicious little bite. (source)
- Governmental favoritism of gas companies is "obnoxious" (source)
- The caller was obnoxious, which is a pattern with that company. (source)
- I think it ` s kind of obnoxious that people are criticizing her. (source)
- Use these to refer to the obnoxious person in line in front of you. (source)
- Max: But I find Bayless to be kind of obnoxious too, so maybe it works. (source)
- I suppose in Britain being obnoxious is still against the law, unlike the US. (source)
- Even Tariq had called his little brother 'obnoxious', not an encouraging sign. (source)
- All have been called obnoxious, arrogant, aggressive, passionate and committed. (source)
- Do people who drown themselves in obnoxious perfume or cologne even breathe oxygen? (source)
- So is the sentencing to death of James Mange for being 'obnoxious' to his fascist judge. (source)
- That probably seemed kind of obnoxious, but most windows in this city have gorgeous views. (source)
- Sometimes I even promoted the gay image so that certain obnoxious males would leave me alone. (source)
- Pahad described the Taliban regime as "obnoxious" and "a caricature of democratic government". (source)
- Anyway, Rove says the Senate bill is "obnoxious" and that it won't be "pared down" before passage. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's kind of obnoxious to have someone's cell phone ringing in middle of watching a movie? (source)
- It's a White House version of that South Park episode when the boys started calling obnoxious Harley riders "fags." (source)
- One is the kind of obnoxious energy that tells people what to do, often for no other reason than to show that it can. (source)
- The mixed multitude was thereby encouraged to believe that the slaughter of the obnoxious was a necessity of critical times. (source)
- While I was growing up, there was no name for my disability - so I was called obnoxious, rude, crazy, irresponsible, and lazy. (source)
- To tell you the truth, I don't notice talking in movie theatres that much unless it rises to the level of the hyper-obnoxious, which is rare. (source)
- The ZUJ's Tamborinyoka said AIPPA was an "obnoxious" piece of legislation that was the "final nail in the coffin" of Zimbabwean press freedom. (source)
- I suppose in Britain being obnoxious is still against the law, unlike the US. But then, they started the whole politeness thing with afternoon tea. (source)
- These included the customary law on succession, that on traditional courts, and the Black Administration Act which Henegan described as "obnoxious". (source)
- There is another, sacred to Aunt Janet, where she was often welcomed, a woman long since reconciled to Angela's once "obnoxious," but ever devoted admirer. (source)
- HUFFTINGTON: Well, the greatest fears have to do with the voices in our heads, what I call the obnoxious roommate living in our head, putting us down every day. (source)
- When news broke last year of Williams 'early morning texts to Key - which the country's leader branded "aggressive" and "obnoxious" - the mayor blamed painkillers. (source)
- It just sort of seemed loud and kind of obnoxious with a soundtrack just crammed with tunes, as if they ` re training, you know, little kids to be future MTV viewers. (source)
- I mean, you know, a lot of these senators -- I thought Joe Biden in particular, just come off as kind of obnoxious, if you're not paying close attention to what's said. (source)
- No, the best way to make PWCs less obnoxious is to put about a teaspoon of beach sand under the sparkplug when the operator returns to the beach for a joint and more beer. (source)
- The snake has eaten its own tail once again, as Ubisoft's "Online Services Network" - also known as the obnoxious "always on" DRM that's already caused problems for paying ... (source)
- Accumulation of all that kind of obnoxious behavior, combined with very strong evidence that she did what the government said she did, the verdict isn't that much of a surprise. (source)
- "nationalism" in this country as to regret that Bourassa made the word obnoxious, he has surely decided that the policy of the N.P.P. must be to build up a true national life in Canada. (source)
- If you read the book, you get it, but my fellow screeners who hadn't, left the theater saying things like, 'he's kind of obnoxious,' and 'I'd hate to get life lessons from someone so mean.' (source)
- The godlike man standing on the water, holding his arm in the air as if he was asking the lawyer permission to go to the bathroom, should have been known as the obnoxious man in the extremely loud yellow suit. (source)
- All these years of decay and degeneration finally culminated to a terrible end when Francis Hope became bankrupt by engaging in obnoxious activities such as gambling and his family is said to have died from extreme poverty. (source)
- Ratko Mladic defiantly refused on Friday to enter pleas to what he called "obnoxious" allegations that as the Serb military chief during the Bosnian war he orchestrated the worst atrocities of a conflict that claimed 100,000 lives. (source)
- LAMB: Throughout your book, you define -- you use the word "obnoxious" and "arrogant" and you say that he mistreated secretaries, and you have a whole chapter on wire taps and how he wire tapped his friends and his colleagues and all that. (source)
- Over at CJR, Ryan Chittum's gone deep into the belly of Planet BP to find "their greatest propaganda hits," and finds them to be, on balance, "tone-deaf," "obnoxious," possessed of no evident "shame" and heavily bent on happy-faced advertorial mush. (source)
- Although Mr. Isaacson is not analytical about his subject's volatile personality the word "obnoxious" figures in the book frequently, he raises the question of whether feelings of abandonment in childhood made him fanatically controlling and manipulative as an adult. (source)
- But I think the point goes -- I tell you I was sitting on the metroliner the other day, and a woman was carrying on about her health concerns, that I found you know kind of obnoxious, and I said to her, excuse me, I'm really not interested in that, and she, oh, I'm sorry. (source)
- Mladic tells court does not want to enter pleas Ratko Mladic defiantly refused on Friday to enter pleas to what he called "obnoxious" allegations that as the Serb military chief during the Bosnian war he orchestrated the worst atrocities of a conflict that claimed 100,000 lives. (source)
- I find any such racist claims and theories equally obnoxious, which is why I condemn anti-Jewish discrimination as severely as I do any argument that an individual Jew is Mr Anderson's argument also fails to explain why the Neocons feel the need to use force to impose their hegemony on others. (source)
- Not content with thus refusing to recall the obnoxious power or even to require such an account of the expenditure as would show whether the money of the bank had in fact been applied to the objects contemplated by these resolutions, as obnoxious as they were, the board renewed the power already conferred, and even enjoined renewed attention to its exercise by adopting the following in lieu of the propositions submitted by the Government directors, viz: (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "obnoxious" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 39 synonyms for obnoxious.
abhorrent, abominable, annoying, awful, beastly, big mouth, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, dislikable, displeasing, foul, gross, hateable, hateful, heel, horrid, insufferable, invidious, loathsome, mean, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, odious, off-color, ornery, pain in the neck, pesky, pestiferous, pill, repellent, reprehensible, repugnant, revolting, rotten, sickening, stinking, unpleasant
We have 16 antonyms for obnoxious.
agreeable, decent, delightful, friendly, good, great, kind, likeable, lovable, moral, nice, pleasant, pleasing, soft, welcome, wonderful
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (ŏb-nŏkˈshəs, əb-)
View up to 25 definitions of obnoxious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (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).
- (adjective) Archaic Exposed to harm, injury, or evil: "The town ... now lies obnoxious to its foes” ( John Bunyan).
- (adjective) Archaic Deserving of or liable to censure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Very annoying, offensive, odious or contemptible.
- (adjective) exposed to harm or injury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to.
- (adjective) Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy.
- (adjective) Very offensive; odious; hateful
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Liable: subject; exposed, as to harm, injury, or punishment: generally with to: as, obnoxious to blame or to criticism.
- (None) Justly liable to punishment; hence, guilty; reprehensible; censurable.
- (None) Offensive; odious; hateful.
- (None) In law, vulnerable; amenable: with to: as, an indefinite allegation in pleading is obnoxious to a motion, but not generally to a demurrer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) causing disapproval or protest