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Definition of "off-putting" []

  • Tending to disconcert or repel: "The trappings of upper-class life are off-putting and sterile” ( Elizabeth Hess). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "off-putting" in a sentence
  • "The $45 cost is off-putting to my grad-school budget (abundance of other products left behind by moving girlfriends is a second reason)."
  • "Your explanation: you find TP's declaration off-putting and everyone who does not see it that way is a tard."
  • "You could both see why it would be (by and large) taken as off-putting, yet disagree that it really is."