He could be poised to pull an Alec Baldwin—from fame to obnoxiousness to obscurity to a critically acclaimed sitcom.
With the cross-cultural humor well running dry, Tucker sends his obnoxiousness into overdrive, becoming completely unbearable.
For the latter tends to confirm and sanction the dualism in all its obnoxiousness.
Mr. Pope tells me that I am dead, and that this obnoxiousness is the reward for my inoffensiveness in my former life.
It spreads until a Negro is lynched for chicken stealing, or for mere “obnoxiousness.”
When we were mining, we lived in separate tents, so as not to intrude our obnoxiousness on each other.
1580s, "subject to the authority of another," from Latin obnoxiosus "hurtful, injurious," from obnoxius "subject, exposed to harm," from ob "to, toward" (see ob-) + noxa "injury, hurt, damage entailing liability" (see noxious). Meaning "subject to something harmful" is 1590s; meaning "offensive, hateful" is first recorded 1670s, influenced by noxious.
Obnoxious has two very different senses, one of which (exposed or open or liable to attack or injury) requires notice because its currency is now so restricted that it is puzzling to the uninstructed. It is the word's rightful or de jure meaning, and we may hope that scholarly writers will keep it alive. [Fowler]Related: Obnoxiously; obnoxiousness.