objectionable

[uhb-jek-shuh-nuh-buhl]
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  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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objectionable

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

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

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