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  • 1 putting off — index deferment, delay Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 off-putting — adj. 1. hard to deal with. Syn: awkward, disconcerting, embarrassing, sticky, tight, unenviable. [WordNet 1.5] 2. tending to repel. Syn: unappealing. [WordNet 1.5] The trappings of upper class life are off putting and sterile. Elizabeth Hess …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 off-putting — adjective 1. causing annoyance or repugnance an off putting remark • Similar to: ↑displeasing 2. tending to repel The trappings of upper class life are off putting and sterile Elizabeth Hess • Similar to: ↑unappealing * * * ˈoff putting …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 off-putting — off .putting adj BrE if someone s behaviour or the appearance of something is off putting, you do not like it or you think it is unattractive ▪ Some women found the competitive style of the discussions off putting. >off puttingly adv →put… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 off-putting — off put|ting [ ɔf,putıŋ ] adjective MAINLY BRITISH 1. ) used for describing something that you want to avoid because it is unpleasant and not attractive: It tasted OK but the smell was a little off putting. 2. ) used for describing something that …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 off-putting — off puttingly, adv. /awf poot ing, of /, adj. provoking uneasiness, dislike, annoyance, or repugnance; disturbing or disagreeable. [1820 30; OFF + PUTTING, after v. phrase put off] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7 off-putting — 1570s, procrastinating, from OFF (Cf. off) (adv.) + PUT (Cf. put) (v.). Meaning creating an unfavorable impression is first recorded 1894 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 off-putting — off′ put ting adj. cvb provoking uneasiness, dislike, annoyance, or repugnance: off putting remarks[/ex] • Etymology: 1890–95 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 9 off-putting — [ôf′poot΄iŋ] adj. Chiefly Brit. tending to put one off; distracting, annoying, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 off-putting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unpleasant or disconcerting …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 off´-put´ting|ly — off put|ting «AWF PUT ihng, OF », adjective. British Informal. disconcerting; annoying; discouraging: »Inspection is a bad word; it is politically off putting (London Guardian). –off´ put´ting|ly, adverb …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 off-put|ting — «AWF PUT ihng, OF », adjective. British Informal. disconcerting; annoying; discouraging: »Inspection is a bad word; it is politically off putting (London Guardian). –off´ put´ting|ly, adverb …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 off-putting — adjective if someone s behaviour or the appearance of something is off putting, it is strange or unpleasant and stops you from liking or being interested in them: Jack s aggressiveness is really off putting. see also: put sb/sth off put off… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Putting — Put Put, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Put}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Putting}.] [AS. potian to thrust: cf. Dan. putte to put, to put into, Fries. putje; perh. akin to W. pwtio to butt, poke, thrust; cf. also Gael. put to push, thrust, and E. potter, v. i.] 1. To …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Putting It Straight — Infobox Album Name = Putting It Straight Type = studio Artist = Pat Travers Released = 1977 Recorded = 1977 Genre = Rock Length = Label = Polydor Records Producer = Reviews = Chronology = Pat Travers Last album = Makin Magic (1976) This album =… …

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  • 16 off-putting — adj. (informal, esp. BrE) VERBS ▪ be ▪ find sth ▪ I find it very off putting when people don t look me in the eye. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fai …

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  • 17 off-putting — ADJ GRADED If you describe a quality or feature of something as off putting, you mean that it makes you dislike that thing or not want to get involved with it. [mainly BRIT] However, Christine Fitt found the smell of this product distinctly off… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 off-putting — adjective 1) an off putting aroma Syn: unpleasant, unappealing, uninviting, unattractive, disagreeable, repellent, offensive, distasteful, unsavory, unpalatable, unappetizing, objectionable, nasty, disgusting; informal horrid, horrible 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 off-putting — UK [ˌɒf ˈpʊtɪŋ] / US [ˈɔfˌpʊtɪŋ] adjective 1) used for describing something that you want to avoid because it is unpleasant and not attractive It tasted OK but the smell was a bit off putting. 2) used for describing something that stops you… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Putting It Together — Infobox Musical name=Putting It Together caption=1999 Broadway production poster music= Stephen Sondheim lyrics= Stephen Sondheim book= Stephen Sondheim Julia McKenzie basis= productions= 1992 Oxford 1993 Off Broadway 1998 Los Angeles 1999… …

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