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[uh b-jek-shuh-nuh-buh l] /əbˈdʒɛk ʃə nə bəl/
causing or tending to cause an objection, disapproval, or protest.
offending good taste, manners, etiquette, propriety, etc.; offensive:
objectionable behavior.
Origin of objectionable
1775-85; objection + -able
Related forms
objectionability, objectionableness, noun
objectionably, adverb
superobjectionable, adjective
superobjectionably, adverb
unobjectionable, adjective
2. unacceptable, offensive, vile, odious. Unabridged
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Examples from the web 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


unpleasant, offensive, or repugnant
Derived Forms
objectionability, objectionableness, noun
objectionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for objectionable

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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