They find her singing obnoxious.
An example of obnoxious is an upstairs neighbor listening to extremely loud music at two o'clock in the morning.
- exposed or liable to injury, evil, or harm
- liable to punishment; censurable
- very unpleasant; objectionable; offensive
Origin of obnoxiousClassical Latin obnoxiosus from obnoxius, subject or exposed to danger from ob- (see ob-) + noxa, harm from base of nocere, to hurt: see necro-
- 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 )
- Archaic Exposed or subject to harm, injury, or evil: “Those who are most obnoxious to punishment will flee from the country” ( George Washington )
- Archaic Deserving of or liable to censure.
Origin of obnoxiousLatin obnoxiōsus subordinate from obnoxius subject, liable ob- to ; see ob- . noxa injury ; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more obnoxious, superlative most obnoxious)