causing or tending to cause an objection, disapproval, or protest.
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

Synonyms for objectionable

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Examples from the Web for objectionably

Historical Examples of objectionably

  • 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



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



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

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