ob·nox·ious /ɑbˈnɑkʃəs, əb-/
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.
adj : causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and objectionable
person" [syn: objectionable, unpleasant]