American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Arousing disapproval; offensive: objectionable behavior.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being objected to; justly liable to objection; calling for disapproval.
- n. An objectionable person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Liable to objection; likely to be objected to or disapproved of; offensive.
- adj. causing disapproval or protest
- adj. liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to
“Although Ella found the term objectionable, she was eager to know more.”
“The letter was printed under a clever headline I still don't understand, so I thought I'd better explain here why I find the term objectionable”
“Most recently:•New York City's Department of Education blocked Google Images last month for what it called "objectionable content" but later left it up to schools whether to allow it.”
“Acting Home Affairs Minister Brian Chituwo directed police last week to investigate what he described as objectionable statements attributed to some politicians.”
“Chagoya said the part of his work that critics find objectionable is part of his statement on problems he sees with religious institutions, including the sex-abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic church.”
“The objectionable is eliminated, the inevitable is foreseen.”
“There are a lot of other sites specializing in objectionable and uninformed Obama bashing and self-congratulatory Republican chest-puffing.”
“Especially if some of these nominations are coming for political reasons, yet certain objectionable demographics are being kept underwraps ...”
“(The site warns that “some terms may contain objectionable language.”)”
“What I find increasingly objectionable is the outright violation of science, as we know it.”
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