What does the word obnoxious mean?

Usage examples for 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) by 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 by Frederich Schiller
  3. Mississippi was the first to adopt " black laws" obnoxious to the North. – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey