Definition of Off-putting

1. Adjective. Causing annoyance or repugnance. "An off-putting remark"

Similar to: Displeasing



2. Adjective. Tending to repel. "The trappings of upper-class life are off-putting and sterile"
Similar to: Unappealing

Definition of Off-putting

1. Adjective. Disconcerting, annoying or repulsive; tending to put off. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Off-putting

off-line equipment
off-line operation
off-load
off-loaded
off-loading
off-loads
off-message
off-minded
off-model
off-off-Broadway
off-off-off Broadway
off-peak
off-piste
off-pister
off-put
off-putting (current term)
off-ramp
off-road
off-road bike
off-road motor vehicles
off-roader
off-roading
off-sale
off-season
off-site
off-slip
off-slips
off-speed
off-speed pitch
off-split

Literary usage of Off-putting

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1. Isabel, the Young Wife and the Old Love by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1857)
"George signified his assent by giving the book into Esther's hands and running off, putting an end to this interesting interview in the dark by a cordial ..."

2. Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts: In All the Useful and Domestic Arts by Colin MacKenzie (1854)
"Sweeten it with loaf sugar, and let it stand a month—then bottle it off, putting a lump of loaf sugar into every bottle. Stone eight pounds of black ..."

3. Sabbath evening readings on the New Testament by John Cumming (1858)
"... until putting off, putting off, putting off becomes no longer a passion, but an inveterate principle that dogs your existence to its last minute upon ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Bermuda by Blair Howard (2004)
"You'll find the place on the second floor of number 21 Front Street, accessed via a slightly off-putting, narrow stairway. Get beyond that, however, ..."

5. Mackenzie's Ten Thousand Receipts: In All the Useful and Domestic Arts by Colin MacKenzie (1867)
"Sweeten it with loaf .sugar nnd let it stand a month; then bottle it off, putting a lump of sugar into every bottle. ..."

6. Old-time Recipes for Home Made Wines, Cordials and Liqueurs from Fruits by Helen S. Wright (1909)
"Let these stand a month close stopped; then bottle it off, putting a lump of sugar into every bottle. CHERRY BRANDY, NO. 5 Take twelve pounds of cherries, ..."

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