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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.
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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 unobjectionable

Historical Examples

  • Those made of ivory, or the common goose-quill, are unobjectionable.

    Popular Education

    Ira Mayhew

  • Coming as it did, this offer was not only unobjectionable, but tempting.

  • As regards the match itself, it would, I think, be unobjectionable.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope

  • I think he is gentlemanly, and unobjectionable in manner—almost pleasing.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • If "fells" is a correct translation, it would be unobjectionable.


British Dictionary definitions for unobjectionable

objectionable

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

objectionable

adj.

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

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