Obnoxious Ob*nox"ious ([o^]b*n[o^]k"sh[u^]s), a. [L. obnoxius; ob (see {Ob-}) + noxius hurtful. See {Noxious}.] 1. Subject; liable; exposed; answerable; amenable; -- with to. [1913 Webster]

The writings of lawyers, which are tied obnoxious to their particular laws. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Esteeming it more honorable to live on the public than to be obnoxious to any private purse. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Obnoxious, first or last, To basest things --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Liable to censure; exposed to punishment; reprehensible; blameworthy. ``The contrived and interested schemes of . . . obnoxious authors.'' --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster]

All are obnoxious, and this faulty land, Like fainting Hester, does before you stand Watching your scepter. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

3. Very offensive; odious; hateful; as, an obnoxious statesman; a minister obnoxious to the Whigs. --Burke. [1913 Webster] -- {Ob*nox"ious*ly}, adv. -- {Ob*nox"ious*ness}, n. --South. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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