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EtymologyEdit

From Latin obnoxiōsus(hurtful, injurious, dangerous), from obnoxius(punishable; liable to danger), from ob(against; facing) + noxia(hurt, injury, damage).

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obnoxious ‎(comparative more obnoxious, superlative most obnoxious)

  1. Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
    He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  2. (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
    • 1661, Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist, page 26,
      To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.

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