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  • n. The characteristic of being obnoxious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being obnoxious; liability or exposure, as to blame, injury, or punishment; reprehensibleness; offensiveness; hence, unpopularity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being hateful


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  • If Heigl puts on a good show, and Kutcher’s inherent obnoxiousness is counterbalanced by Selleck’s inherent coolness, Killers could be fun.

    First Trailer for KILLERS Starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher –

  • On a day when photos circulated on the internet showing Adam Lambert apparently kissing a guy or two, the big news in the parallel world of TV Idol was Anoop's defensive attitude (better known as obnoxiousness) coming across too much last week.

    Michael Giltz: American Idol -- Top 8: Allison Gets (Some) Respect

  • Mandarich went out of his way to make people recognize and hate him, and for the worst possible motive—his obnoxiousness was a calculated, careerist move.

    Eating the Dinosaur

  • First he puts his patented brand of loud-obnoxiousness to the Grinch and now he does it to one of the most beautiful stories of redemption.

    'A Christmas Carol': NYC subway graffiti accurately sums up my feelings on nation's No. 1 film |

  • Unlike Ben, who seemingly had no rhyme or reason for his obnoxiousness, Russell does have a method to his madness: All of his dirty dealings are done for strategic purposes.

    Evil Russell from 'Survivor': Love him or loathe him? |

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas Solura XL This portable, ruggedized, solar-powered iPod dock is like an SUV that runs on electricity: It's big 7 pounds, burly and loud, but hey, it runs on the power of the sun so any outward obnoxiousness is partially cancelled by your sensitivity toward the environment.

    The Sun-Loving iPod Dock

  • Rod Blagojevich about to be impeached on grounds of loopiness, obnoxiousness and a bad haircut?

    Lance Mannion:

  • Another city might get puffed-up and blustery, prideful to the point of obnoxiousness.

    Oh No, Not Boston Again? Come On!

  • Heckle had been a next-door neighbor since we were kids, and he was this small, chunky dude with a big-ass mop of curly hair whose obnoxiousness I mistook for the kind of attitude I could use in a guy.

    Fallin’ Up

  • We eventually got in, but there was a level of obnoxiousness, arrogance and elitism at this press event and launch that smacked of a certain Fruit-Flavored technology company.

    Amazon: You Blew It.


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