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[ US /əbˈdʒɛkʃənəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɒbd‍ʒˈɛkʃənəbə‍l/ ]
  1. liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to
    found the politician's views objectionable
    a thoroughly unpleasant highly exceptionable piece of writing
  2. causing disapproval or protest
    a vulgar and objectionable person
    a vulgar and objectionable person
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How To Use objectionable In A Sentence

  • When the cupel shows signs of the presence of these metals in objectionable quantity, it is well to repeat the assay and scorify so as to remove them before cupellation. A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
  • Objectionable pictures have been deemed to contribute to a hostile environment.
  • Objectionable pictures have been deemed to contribute to a hostile environment.
  • Over the years, the giant retailer, in exercising its own brand of censorship, has forced recording artists to change lyrics, 'sanitize' album covers, removed certain 'objectionable' magazines from its racks, and generally cultivated its own corporate sense of what the public should or shouldn't see. Al Norman: Wal-Mart Picks Free Speech Fight with Union
  • The use of the bucket and telpher also eliminated most of the objectionable noise incident to the transfer of spoil from tunnel cars to ordinary wagons at the shaft sites. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 The New York Tunnel Extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Cross-Town Tunnels. Paper No. 1158
  • Both names are unobjectionable, but as the term Caddo has priority by a few pages preference is given to it. Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-1886, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891
  • I am delighted to see that he has also dissociated us from the objectionable features of article 104B regarding fiscal deficits.
  • -- Since calcium carbide is only useful as a means of preparing acetylene, it should be bought under a guarantee (1) that it contains less impurities than suffice to render the crude gas dangerous in respect of spontaneous inflammability, or objectionable in a manner to be explained later on, when consumed; and (2) that it is capable of evolving a fixed minimum quantity of acetylene when decomposed by water. Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use
  • Much of the policing so far is unobjectionable in its goals and motivation but barely acceptable in the costs to innocent civilian bystanders.
  • This unmanly dread of simplicity, and of what is called "tautology," gives rise to a patchwork made up of scraps of poetic quotations, unmeaning periphrases, and would-be humorous circumlocutions, -- a style of all styles perhaps the most objectionable and offensive, which may be known and avoided by the name of _Fine Writing_. How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition
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