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objectionable

[uh b-jek-shuh-nuh-buh l] /əbˈdʒɛk ʃə nə bəl/
adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause an objection, disapproval, or protest.
2.
offending good taste, manners, etiquette, propriety, etc.; offensive:
objectionable behavior.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; objection + -able
Related forms
objectionability, objectionableness, noun
objectionably, adverb
superobjectionable, adjective
superobjectionably, adverb
unobjectionable, adjective
Synonyms
2. unacceptable, offensive, vile, odious.
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Examples for objectionable
  • If it could function properly wouldn't it be even more objectionable than a human censor.
  • The longevity of an ink jet print is the time a printed picture can be displayed before objectionable fading occurs.
  • We welcome other viewpoints and comments, but reserve the right to edit or delete abusive or objectionable content.
  • Now let's say you want to know why so many other evo people find this objectionable.
  • In addition to relying on a circular argument, the approach is built on many objectionable premises.
  • Suddenly, objectionable content can be made to disappear by pressuring a technology company in the middle.
  • Whatever you choose to do, don't let students off the hook if their behavior was truly objectionable.
  • Put it on the board--the objectionable examples and the acceptable or desirable alternatives.
  • There is, of course, nothing objectionable about scholars' engaging in extremely narrow and focused research.
  • It was in vain to represent to her that some conveniences, tea perhaps included, resulted from this objectionable practice.
British Dictionary definitions for objectionable

objectionable

/əbˈdʒɛkʃənəbəl/
adjective
1.
unpleasant, offensive, or repugnant
Derived Forms
objectionability, objectionableness, noun
objectionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for objectionable
adj.

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

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