Offensive and Obnoxious


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Offensive adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: the smell of rotting food is quite offensive

Obnoxious is a synonym for offensive in repulsive topic. In some cases you can use "Obnoxious" instead an adjective "Offensive", when it comes to topics like disrespectful, unpleasant, disgusting, dubious. popular alternative
Nearby Words: offend, offence, offensively
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Obnoxious adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: an obnoxious law that was widely flouted and engendered a whole new level of criminal activity

Offensive is a synonym for obnoxious in repulsive topic. You can use "Offensive" instead the word "Obnoxious" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as unpleasant, loathsome, dubious. popular alternative
Nearby Word: obnoxiously
Synonyms for Obnoxious

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manner offensive manner obnoxious manner
type offensive type obnoxious type
way offensive way obnoxious way
characters offensive characters obnoxious characters
Other nouns: version, player, examples, comments.
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Obnoxious or Offensive. 2016. Accessed January 24, 2021.

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