- The definition of off-putting is a person, thing or situation that repels or is annoying.
An example of off-putting is a negative comment about a person's race.
Chiefly Brit. tending to put one off; distracting, annoying, etc.
Tending to disconcert or repel: was rankled by the off-putting remarks.
(comparative more offputting, superlative most offputting)
- (uncommon) Alternative form of off-putting.
- putting off
(comparative more off-putting, superlative most off-putting)
From put off.