off-putting


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off-put·ting

(ôf′po͝ot′ĭng, ŏf′-)
adj.
Tending to disconcert or repel: was rankled by the off-putting remarks.

off-putting

adj
informal Brit disconcerting or disturbing

off′-put`ting



adj.
provoking uneasiness, dislike, annoyance, or repugnance: off-putting remarks.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.off-putting - causing annoyance or repugnance; "an off-putting remark"
displeasing - causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
2.off-putting - tending to repel; "The trappings of upper-class life are off-putting and sterile"- Elizabeth Hess
unappealing - not able to attract favorable attention; "they have made the place as unappealing as possible"; "was forced to talk to his singularly unappealing hostess"

off-putting

Translations

off-putting

[ˈɒfˌpʊtɪŋ] ADJ (= dispiriting) → desalentador; (= unpleasant) [taste, smell etc] → desagradable; [behaviour] → desagradable, chocante; (= unfriendly) [person] → difícil, poco amable; [reception] → nada amistoso
it's very off-putting to see him do thates muy desagradable verlo hacer eso

off-putting

[ˈɒfˌpʊtɪŋ] adj (Brit) (fam) (person, manner) → antipatico/a, scostante; (appearance) → sgradevole
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