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Obnoxious


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.