The Tea Party, David explains, has created a party that “culturally brands [conservatives] as obnoxious.”
I mean reveal and condemn this obnoxious system of moral extortion.
Can you see this being taught at your obnoxious Brooklyn prep school?
I laughed when I saw the example sentence using this perfect word: Pay no attention to that obnoxious little TWIT!
They indulge in the clichés of obnoxious, overly-privileged frat boys.
Are members, whose conduct may be obnoxious, to vote my exclusion because to them my opinions are obnoxious?
If he acts in good faith he is not obnoxious to punishment--but entitled to compensation?
Yet for me it still exists, like some obnoxious person who, though actually dead, lives on in the minds of those who knew him.
She was incessantly imploring her son to drive off these obnoxious neighbors.
With the cool acerbity of a stoic, he resolved to exterminate the obnoxious doctrines.
1580s, "subject to the authority of another," from Latin obnoxiosus "hurtful, injurious," from obnoxius "subject, exposed to harm," from ob "to, toward" (see ob-) + noxa "injury, hurt, damage entailing liability" (see noxious). Meaning "subject to something harmful" is 1590s; meaning "offensive, hateful" is first recorded 1670s, influenced by noxious.
Obnoxious has two very different senses, one of which (exposed or open or liable to attack or injury) requires notice because its currency is now so restricted that it is puzzling to the uninstructed. It is the word's rightful or de jure meaning, and we may hope that scholarly writers will keep it alive. [Fowler]Related: Obnoxiously; obnoxiousness.