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.
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off-putting

adj
informal Brit disconcerting or disturbing
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off′-put`ting



adj.
provoking uneasiness, dislike, annoyance, or repugnance: off-putting remarks.
[1890–95]
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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"
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off-putting

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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

off-putting

[ˈɒfˌpʊtɪŋ] adj (Brit) (fam) (person, manner) → antipatico/a, scostante; (appearance) → sgradevole
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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It was perceived by those polled that the warning's visibility was off-putting due to its negative connotations.
The visibility of the warning to others was perceived as off-putting for some because it was associated with a negative image.
The survey found 47 per cent of respondents felt "dirty and littered streets" were the most off-putting aspect to visitors, ahead of "unreliable, overcrowded and dirty public transport".
Possibly it had a delicate disposition and all the noise and activity was off-putting.
Pushy sales staff are off-putting The survey of more than 17,200 drivers found that other turn-offs include a dealer who is reluctant to allow a reasonable test drive, cars that do not look as though they been cleaned or moved for a long time, and a dealer's lack of familiarity with the cars for sale.
Pushy sales staff are off-putting The survey of more than 17,200 drivers found that other turn-offs include a dealer who reluctant to allow a reasonable test drive, cars that do not look as though they been cleaned or moved for a long time, and a dealer's lack of familiarity with the cars for sale.
A reputation for pushy sales tactics would dissuade nearly a fifth (19%) of motorists, while 18% of Pushy sales staff are off-putting car buyers see negative online reviews of a dealer as a turn-off.
But the prices, like the limited range, are somewhat off-putting, too.
However, I find the amount of men strutting about in public places with their tops off very off-putting. It's one thing on the beach but seeing a white lumpy beer belly when I'm in the supermarket is quite another.
There's historically been a fear that Jewishness would be off-putting to a general audienceand for whatever reason Jewish women were seen as really off-putting.
The note modestly attractive on the curve, though potential for a steepener if the 10-year rate surges may be off-putting. The indirect bid could be quite supportive, with the Treasury providing a 300 bp pick up to the well sponsored 2-year Schatz offering earlier.