obnoxious


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obnoxious \Ob*nox"ious\ ([o^]b*n[o^]k"sh[u^]s), a. [L. obnoxius;
   ob (see Ob-) + noxius hurtful. See Noxious.]
   1. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with
      to.
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            The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to
            their particular laws.                --Bacon.
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            Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public
            than to be obnoxious to any private purse. --Milton.
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            Obnoxious, first or last,
            To basest things                      --Milton.
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   2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible;
      blameworthy. "The contrived and interested schemes of . .
      . obnoxious authors." --Bp. Fell.
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            All are obnoxious, and this faulty land,
            Like fainting Hester, does before you stand
            Watching your scepter.                --Waller.
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   3. Very offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious
      statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs. --Burke.
      [1913 Webster] -- Ob*nox"ious*ly, adv. --
      Ob*nox"ious*ness, n. --South.
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