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Obnoxiousness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    obnoxiousness n : the quality of being hateful [syn: hatefulness, objectionableness]
Obnoxiousness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Obnoxious \Ob*nox"ious\ ([o^]b*n[o^]k"sh[u^]s), a. [L. obnoxius; ob (see Ob-) + noxius hurtful. See Noxious.]
  1. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to. The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to their particular laws. --Bacon. Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public than to be obnoxious to any private purse. --Milton. Obnoxious, first or last, To basest things --Milton.
  2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy. ``The contrived and interested schemes of . . . obnoxious authors.'' --Bp. Fell. All are obnoxious, and this faulty land, Like fainting Hester, does before you stand Watching your scepter. --Waller.
  3. Offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs. --Burke. -- Ob*nox"ious*ly, adv. -- Ob*nox"ious*ness, n. --South.

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