objectionable

[ uhb-jek-shuh-nuh-buhl ]
/ əbˈdʒɛk ʃə nə bəl /

adjective

causing or tending to cause an objection, disapproval, or protest.
offending good taste, manners, etiquette, propriety, etc.; offensive: objectionable behavior.

Nearby words

  1. object-oriented programming,
  2. object.,
  3. objectification,
  4. objectify,
  5. objection,
  6. objective,
  7. objective case,
  8. objective complement,
  9. objective correlative,
  10. objective danger

Origin of objectionable

First recorded in 1775–85; objection + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for objectionable

objectionable

/ (əbˈdʒɛkʃənəbəl) /

adjective

unpleasant, offensive, or repugnant
Derived Formsobjectionability or objectionableness, nounobjectionably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for objectionable

objectionable

adj.

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

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