Off-putting meaning

ôfpo͝otĭng, ŏf-
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.

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Tending to disconcert or repel.

Was rankled by the off-putting remarks.

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Tending to put one off; distracting, annoying, etc.
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(uncommon) Alternative form of off-putting.
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Disconcerting, annoying or repulsive; tending to put off.

His habit of picking his nose is quite off-putting.

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Origin of off-putting

  • From put off.

    From Wiktionary