b-) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Very annoying or objectionable; offensive or odious: "I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution" (Ulysses S. Grant).
- Archaic Exposed to harm, injury, or evil: "The town ... now lies obnoxious to its foes" (John Bunyan).
- Archaic Deserving of or liable to censure.
, from obnoxius
, subject, liable
; see ob-
; see nek-1
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:ob·noxious·ly(Adverb)