objectionable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj objectionable liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to "a thoroughly unpleasant highly exceptionable piece of writing","found the politician's views objectionable"
    • adj objectionable causing disapproval or protest "a vulgar and objectionable person"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The American Heritage Dictionary was once banned from the Eldon, Missouri library because it contained 39 "objectionable" words.
    • a Objectionable Liable to objection; likely to be objected to or disapproved of; offensive; as, objectionable words.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • objectionable Capable of being objected to; justly liable to objection; calling for disapproval.
    • n objectionable An objectionable person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Objectionable that may be objected to: requiring to be disapproved of
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Quotations

  • British Board of Film
    British Board of Film
    “This film is apparently meaningless, but if it has any meaning it is doubtless objectionable.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. objectāre, a freq. of objicĕre, -jectumob, in the way of, jacĕre, to throw.

Usage

In literature:

Who were those vulgarians whom we thought so particularly objectionable?
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
She smiled kindly on him, thinking the while what a clumsy and objectionable fat little man he was.
"Leonora" by Arnold Bennett
The prayers of the society of Odd-fellows are equally objectionable.
"Secret Societies" by David MacDill, Jonathan Blanchard, and Edward Beecher
It removes some of the excessive acid in the rhubarb which makes it objectionable to some people.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
To my view it is the objectionable feature of the Russian bath.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
If the flavor of onions is objectionable, the pickle is equally as good without them.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
I must confess, barring the fact of her being there, there was nothing objectionable about her.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
There was nothing in Veath's manner which could have been objectionable to the most exacting of brothers.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
Hitherto, unauthorized and objectionable as the two last forms of prayer are, still the petitions in each case were directed to God alone.
"Primitive Christian Worship" by James Endell Tyler
Which gives rise to more objectionable idioms and localisms of language, New England or the West?
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
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In news:

If your next-door neighbor in your condominium association cooks food that creates an objectionable odor, would your condo board of directors be required to take any action against that neighbor.
If you find this photograph objectionable, please suggest this photograph for removal.
Gifts of food used to be the easy, last-minute way to give something that couldn't possibly be objectionable.
Notification of Objectionable or Infringing Content.
Some people find that feeding a flare with steam makes it smokeless and that eliminated the objectionable bright flare and resultant black cloud from the incomplete combustion of fuels.
Here's What Happens When You Report Objectionable Content to Facebook.
Candidate's political tactics objectionable .
Opinion Candidate's political tactics objectionable .
Pan Am Bomber's Welcome "Highly Objectionable ".
Zimmerman's attorneys make 'strange' request, ask supporters to find 'objectionable' statements.
Editor's Note: This story contains graphic content that some readers may find objectionable.
In addition to age-based ratings, letters will be displayed to warn parents of contains objectionable content.
"He was a controversial figure, beloved for his science promotion, but who also made comments that were pretty objectionable," astronomer Phil Plait, author of the blog "Bad Astronomy ," wrote on Google Plus.
On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner answered criticisms that Republicans have not proposed a deficit plan to counter the one from President Obama which they find so objectionable.
Gay man faces objectionable friends.
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In science:

It is now clear that this is not a valid objection; when the equations of gravitation are correctly formulated, the special theory can predict all the same effects as well as offer a model universe which is not objectionable on the grounds which disqualify the general theory.
A critique of general relativity
The energy levels can only be labelled in terms of the least objectionable of the four pure-coupling schemes (with the understanding that these labels may give a poor description of the true angular-momentum properties of the corresponding quantum states).
IVOA Recommendation: Simple Spectral Lines Data Model Version 1.0
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