OBNOX'IOUS, adjective [Latin obnoxius; ob and noxius, hurtful, from noceo.]
1. Subject; answerable.
The writings of lawyers, which are tied and obnoxious to their particular laws.
2. Liable; subject to cognizance or punishment.
We know ourselves obnoxious to God's severe justice.
3. Liable; exposed; as friendship obnoxious to jealousies.
4. Reprehensible; censurable; not approved; as obnoxious authors.
5. Odious; hateful; offensive; with to; as, the minister was obnoxious to the whigs.
6. Hurtful; noxious.