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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ob·nox·ious a.
 1. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to.
    The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to their particular laws.   --Bacon.
    Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public than to be obnoxious to any private purse.   --Milton.
 Obnoxious, first or last,
 To basest things   --Milton.
 2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy. “The contrived and interested schemes of . . . obnoxious authors.”
 All are obnoxious, and this faulty land,
 Like fainting Hester, does before you stand
 Watching your scepter.   --Waller.
 3. Very offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs.
 -- Ob*nox*ious*ly, adv. -- Ob*nox*ious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the quality of being hateful [syn: hatefulness, objectionableness]