Obnoxious Definition

ŏb-nŏkshəs, əb-
Exposed or liable to injury, evil, or harm.
Webster's New World
Very unpleasant; objectionable; offensive.
Webster's New World
Liable to punishment; censurable.
Webster's New World
He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.

Origin of Obnoxious

  • From Latin obnoxiōsus (“hurtful, injurious, dangerous"), from obnoxius (“punishable; liable to danger"), from ob (“against; facing") + noxia (“hurt, injury, damage").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin obnoxiōsus subordinate from obnoxius subject, liable ob- to ob– noxa injury nek-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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