• (RP) IPA: /əbˈnɒkʃəs/
  • (America) IPA: /əbˈnɑkʃəs/


  1. Extremely unpleasant or 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) Exposing 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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