from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending to disconcert or repel: "The trappings of upper-class life are off-putting and sterile” ( Elizabeth Hess).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Disconcerting, annoying or repulsive; tending to put off.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. hard to deal with.
- adj. tending to repel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing annoyance or repugnance
- adj. tending to repel
The $45 cost is off-putting to my grad-school budget (abundance of other products left behind by moving girlfriends is a second reason).
Your explanation: you find TP's declaration off-putting and everyone who does not see it that way is a tard.
You could both see why it would be (by and large) taken as off-putting, yet disagree that it really is.
Whether one would find the moral and altruistic assertion "galling" and "off-putting" is another matter attributable to taste.
But if you can't even understand why it would/could be taken as off-putting or galling – even if you disagree with the view – what can I say?
In Matzke's defense: While I've found his tone consistently (to this point, at least) off-putting, and I've been none too impressed by quite a lot of his rationales with regards to that tone when it comes to ID, this is this first time I recall him directly touching on the subject of theism/atheism itself.
As for what you consider yourself to be or what you find off-putting – fantastic.
I asked you to explain why you think that describing oneself as moral and altruistic should be seen as "galling" and "off-putting" by everyone.
If you can't figure out why blurting out 'I am moral and altruistic' is off-putting, then you've got some of that social autism Vox Day loves to go on about.
I find TP's pronouncements on various subjects grandiose, often mistaken, sometimes unintentionally funny, but not off-putting.