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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the quality of being hateful;
[syn: hatefulness, obnoxiousness, objectionableness]


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):

obnoxiousness n 1: the quality of being hateful [syn: hatefulness, obnoxiousness, objectionableness]