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off-putting

[awf-poo t-ing, of-] /ˈɔfˌpʊt ɪŋ, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
provoking uneasiness, dislike, annoyance, or repugnance; disturbing or disagreeable.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; off + putting, after verb phrase put off
Related forms
off-puttingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for offputting

off-putting

adjective
1.
(Brit, informal) disconcerting or disturbing
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Word Origin and History for offputting

off-putting

1570s, "procrastinating," from off (adv.) + put (v.). Meaning "creating an unfavorable impression" is first recorded 1894.

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Slang definitions & phrases for offputting

off-putting

adjective

Distressing; unsettling; discomfiting: Nor do I find pubic hair ugly or off-putting/ an off-putting chip on the shoulder (1828+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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