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objectionable

[uh b-jek-shuh-nuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. causing or tending to cause an objection, disapproval, or protest.
  2. offending good taste, manners, etiquette, propriety, etc.; offensive: objectionable behavior.

Origin of objectionable

First recorded in 1775–85; objection + -able
Related formsob·jec·tion·a·bil·i·ty, ob·jec·tion·a·ble·ness, nounob·jec·tion·a·bly, adverbsu·per·ob·jec·tion·a·ble, adjectivesu·per·ob·jec·tion·a·bly, adverbun·ob·jec·tion·a·ble, adjective

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2. unacceptable, offensive, vile, odious.
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Examples from the Web for objectionably

Historical Examples

  • He had never noticed before how objectionably noisy Martin was!

    Left Half Harmon

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • However, you will think me objectionably destitute of temperament.

  • "How objectionably direct you are," exclaimed Lambert in a vexed tone.

    Red Money

    Fergus Hume

  • They were objectionably burly and red in the face; they wore an offensive number of buttons and straps upon their uniforms.

    A Voyage of Consolation

    Sara Jeannette Duncan

  • His name was Silas Doring, and Walter found him talkative, although not objectionably so.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters

    Edward Stratemeyer


British Dictionary definitions for objectionably

objectionable

adjective
  1. unpleasant, offensive, or repugnant
Derived Formsobjectionability or objectionableness, nounobjectionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for objectionably

objectionable

adj.

1781, from objection + -able. Related: Objectionably.

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