Obnoxious meaning

ŏb-nŏkshəs, əb-
The definition of obnoxious is someone or something that is very annoying or offensive.

An example of obnoxious is an upstairs neighbor listening to extremely loud music at two o'clock in the morning.

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Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious.
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Exposed or subject to harm, injury, or evil.
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Deserving of or liable to censure.
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Very unpleasant; objectionable; offensive.
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He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.

Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.

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(archaic) Exposed to harm or injury.
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Origin of obnoxious

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary