Part of speech: adjective

Calculated to give offense or excite aversion.

Part of speech: adjective

Liable, as to penalty.

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Usage examples "obnoxious":

  1. The prerogative which the King exalted so highly presented itself to the Parliament in an obnoxious aspect. - "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
  2. On this very account it was less obnoxious; because, however severe its sentence, it did not appear a tool of arbitrary power, and it did not, like the Spanish Inquisition, veil itself in secrecy. - "The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete", Frederich Schiller.
  3. Mississippi was the first to adopt " black laws" obnoxious to the North. - "The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction", Charles Ernest Chadsey.