1. [syn: objectionable, obnoxious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obnoxious \Ob*nox"ious\ ([o^]b*n[o^]k"sh[u^]s), a. [L. obnoxius;
ob (see Ob-) + noxius hurtful. See Noxious.]
1. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with
The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to
their particular laws. --Bacon.
Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public
than to be obnoxious to any private purse. --Milton.
Obnoxious, first or last,
To basest things --Milton.
2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible;
blameworthy. "The contrived and interested schemes of . .
. obnoxious authors." --Bp. Fell.
All are obnoxious, and this faulty land,
Like fainting Hester, does before you stand
Watching your scepter. --Waller.
3. Very offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious
statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs. --Burke.
[1913 Webster] -- Ob*nox"ious*ly, adv. --
Ob*nox"ious*ness, n. --South.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and
objectionable person" [syn: objectionable, obnoxious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
123 Moby Thesaurus words for "obnoxious":
abhorrent, abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base,
beastly, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, blameworthy,
brutal, cheesy, contemptible, crude, crummy, debased, degraded,
deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable, dire, dirty,
disgusting, dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, exposed,
fetid, filthy, flagrant, forbidding, foul, fulsome, grave,
grievous, gross, hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid, ignoble,
infamous, invidious, lamentable, little, loathsome, lousy, low,
low-down, lumpen, malodorous, mangy, mean, measly, mephitic,
miasmal, miasmic, miserable, monstrous, nasty, nauseating,
nefarious, noisome, notorious, noxious, objectionable, obscene,
odious, offensive, open, outrageous, paltry, petty, pitiable,
pitiful, poky, poor, prone, rank, rebarbative, regrettable,
repellent, reprehensible, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive,
revolting, revulsive, rotten, sad, scabby, scandalous, schlock,
scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, sensitive, shabby, shameful,
shocking, shoddy, sickening, small, sordid, squalid, stinking,
subject, susceptible, terrible, too bad, unclean, unmentionable,
vile, villainous, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched