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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing disapproval or protest;
- Example: "a vulgar and objectionable person"
[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 to. [1913 Webster] The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to their particular laws. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public than to be obnoxious to any private purse. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Obnoxious, first or last, To basest things --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy. "The contrived and interested schemes of . . . obnoxious authors." --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] All are obnoxious, and this faulty land, Like fainting Hester, does before you stand Watching your scepter. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

obnoxious 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